A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.
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The Open Society Documentary Photography Project announces winners of the 2012 Production Grant to Individual Photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan.
A DVD collection of Central Asian cinema looks at Soviet and post-Soviet cinema in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Kyrgyzstan needs to restore faith in its entire judicial system if it is to move forwards and undoing the injustice suffered by human rights defender Azimjan Askarov would be a symbolically important first step.
Jeff Goldstein discusses the importance of transparency, combating corruption in the Northern Distribution Network, and public diplomacy in strenthening Central Asia.
Lifting human rights restrictions when activists are jailed, media are censored, and forced child labor is rampant is not the way to convince the Uzbek government that the United States is serious about human rights.
Recent research highlights the need for more effective HIV prevention for men who have sex with men in Kazakhstan.
The first half of 2012 brought a bumper crop of prison pardons. But they are not an effective way of managing prison populations.
In many countries, people who use drugs are compelled to make the harsh choice between saving a friend who is overdosing and risking arrest.
The story of Nurdan, a young boy with visual impairment and his journey from "special school" to mainstream education.
For too long, the impacts of criminalizing the use and possession of drugs among young people have been hidden. The “Support Don’t Punish: Protect Our Youth” campaign highlights the damaging effects of drug criminalization