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News Digest: Indian Government To Hold Internet Censorship Talks

September 7, 2012 | Becky Hogge

Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is the Indian government’s decision to hold talks with key stakeholders on internet censorship.

Following the Money in Asian Drug War Abuses, and Finding U.S. Aid

August 30, 2012 | Daniel Wolfe

The United States should take a hard look at how its foreign aid is being used to support detention centers where people suspected of using drugs are detained, beaten, and humiliated in the name of public health.

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.

Police, Overdose, and Moral Responsibility

August 15, 2012 | Roxanne Saucier, Azzi Momenghalibaf

In many countries, people who use drugs are compelled to make the harsh choice between saving a friend who is overdosing and risking arrest.

Introducing the 2013 Moving Walls Photographers

July 17, 2012 | Amy Yenkin

Meet the latest documentary photographers chosen for Moving Walls, an exhibition produced by the Open Society Foundations that features in-depth explorations of human rights and social issues.

Parsons Fellows Provide Information Design Support for Public Health Program Grantees

May 1, 2012 | Paul Silva
As the Open Society/Parsons Fellowship enters its sixth year, a new crop of Fellows will be heading to their host organizations to begin work on a range of health issues.

Forced Sterilization Is Torture

April 27, 2012 | Hailey Flynn
More than a thousand people marched along the streets of Taksim Square in Istanbul to demand full economic, political, and human rights for women.

No Trade-Offs on Access to Medicines

February 7, 2012 | Els Torreele

As India and the EU negotiate a Free Trade Agreement, it will be critical for India to resist measures that favor the business interests of pharmaceutical companies over the lives of millions of people in developing countries who depend on India's supply of cheap generic medicines.

Advancing Education Reform with “Writers Bloc”

January 13, 2012 | Kamila Shamsie, Hugh McLean

A group of writers including Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Adiche, and Aleksander Hemon take a look at education systems in conflict-affected countries around the world.

Preventing Drug Overdose Is Key in Fight Against AIDS

December 12, 2011 | Roxanne Saucier

For many people living with HIV, the risk of overdose presents a more imminent threat than AIDS-related illness. Despite this fact, donors and governments are slow to adopt overdose prevention measures as part of their AIDS programs. It's time for a wake-up call.