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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

Open Society Voices

What’s in Your Drinking Water? Too Many People Still Don’t Know

October 2, 2017 | Elizabeth Moses

This year’s International Right to Know Day was a reminder that despite the progress that’s been made, far too many people still don’t know the basic information they need to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.

Central Asia at History’s Crossroads

July 14, 2017 | Leonard Benardo

Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.

On the Trail of a Mysterious Disease in Nicaragua

May 16, 2014 | Annick Shen

Photojournalist Ed Kashi documents a deadly epidemic of kidney disease affecting sugarcane workers in Central America.

Development’s Missing Ingredient

February 4, 2014 | George Soros

We need to persuade members of the UN General Assembly that development targets should involve not just access to education, healthcare, clean water, and other vital services, but also access to justice.

In Uganda, Grassroots Radio Bridges Health Care Gaps

July 9, 2013 | Javie Ssozi

Sometimes the simplest tools still work best. For Ugandans unaware of their health rights, radio remains a critical avenue for information.

Balancing Bad and Good Science in Broadcast News

March 7, 2013 | Kristina Krohn

When reporting on health, does the need to be a part of a growing and popular conversation outweigh the risk of giving air time to bad science?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Closed Negotiations Against the Open Knowledge Economy

December 5, 2012 | Peter Maybarduk

U.S. proposals for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement, could compromise access to medicines and learning materials and limit internet speech throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

News Digest: Hundreds of Websites Blocked in India

August 24, 2012 | Becky Hogge

Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is about the Indian government’s decision to block hundreds of websites for fear they are inciting racial hatred.

“Pharma Greed Kills!”: AIDS Activists Take On Hepatitis C

August 17, 2012 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

For the millions with hepatitis C who can’t afford to pay for expensive medicines, lifesaving treatment remains a right denied. If treatment activists have anything to say about it, that won’t be true for long.

My Role at the Open Society Foundations

July 5, 2012 | Chris Stone

My job at the Open Society Foundations is to support the ambitions of people overlooked in their own societies, oppressed by their own governments, or simply striving to fulfill the promises of our time.

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