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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

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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.

Sri Lanka’s New Right-to-Information Law Could Save Lives

August 9, 2017 | Binaifer Nowrojee

For too long, government secrets held Sri Lanka’s democracy back. Now, the law is already shifting power back where it belongs—in the hands of the people.

You Can’t Bomb Your Way to Peace

February 19, 2016 | Larry Attree

A new series of reports shows the futility of using direct force to pursue global stability.

Nepal’s Culture of Impunity Is Derailing Its Human Rights Investigations

February 12, 2016 | Som Niroula, Neetu Pokharel

Nearly 40 commissions have dug into the atrocities committed during the country’s internal conflicts. Nearly none of their recommendations have been implemented.

Burma’s Voters See a Bright Future for Their Country, Polls Show

November 18, 2015 | Ben Suffian

Public polling indicates that citizens are solidly behind the National League for Democracy’s priorities—and never had much confidence in the ousted military regime.

How a Protest in Afghanistan Instilled Hope for the Country’s Future

November 17, 2015 | Shaharzad Akbar

After the beheadings of seven innocent members of an ethnic minority, Afghans hoped their protest would draw attention to the violence—but it achieved something far more profound.

After Burma Voting This Weekend, Winners Could Be Frozen Out of Power

November 5, 2015 | Jerry Fowler

Under the constitution pushed through by the country’s generals in 2008, an opposition victory at the polls does not guarantee a role in governing.

What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

August 11, 2015 | Shaharzad Akbar

After the deadliest attacks on Kabul in years, civil society is helping to turn anger and despair into hope and resilience.

Earthquake Relief in Nepal Could Be Better if Civil Society’s Hands Weren’t Tied

May 22, 2015 | Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula

The government of Nepal is wrong to insist that all post-earthquake relief be channeled through the prime minister’s office.

The Transparency Law That’s Opening Up Pakistan

April 20, 2015 | Samina Naz

A groundbreaking right-to-information law is already bearing fruit in Pakistan, as citizens and the media use it to shine a light on government corruption and inefficiency.

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