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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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Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians

April 17, 2015 | Will Doig

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.

The Tricky Practice—and Vast Potential—of Public Polling in Burma

April 15, 2015 | Kathy Frankovic

A new study shows that even in a society where freedom of expression is restricted, pollsters can learn a lot about what people want from their government.

Could This Media Outlet Change the Way Russians View the News?

April 9, 2015 | Gregory Shvedov

At the independent media outlet Caucasian Knot, a small team of journalists is doing something almost unheard of in Russia: reporting the news without self-censorship.

Is This the End of Jobs as We Know Them?

April 7, 2015 | Bill Vandenberg

In the future, which workers will “win” and which ones will “lose”?

Seeing Africa Through the Eyes of Poets

March 30, 2015 | Amanda Fortier

On a small island off the coast of Senegal, 22 poets got together to “rethink Africa” at a residency hosted by the Open Society Foundations.

Can Investigative Journalism Flourish in the Arab World?

March 24, 2015 | Rana Sabbagh

Secretive governments and social norms that discourage debate have held back quality journalism in many Arab countries. A new initiative aims to change that.

New Industry Standards Aim to Protect the Lives of Freelance Journalists

March 4, 2015 | Marius Dragomir, Stewart Chisholm

As violence against journalists surges, a coalition of stakeholders is working to protect the industry’s most vulnerable workers: freelancers.

Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out

February 19, 2015 | Eric King

A landmark court ruling will allow citizens to search for their personal information in the files of Britain’s intelligence agency.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 | Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

Who Owns the Media? Sometimes No One Knows

February 9, 2015 | Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

Ensuring transparency around media ownership is one of the simplest ways to promote democracy. Why do some countries refuse to do it?

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