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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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How Burma’s Draft Law on Prisons Falls Short on Solitary Confinement

September 10, 2015 | Erin Neff

Burma is falling behind in the global movement toward reducing the use of solitary confinement.

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.

Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

July 22, 2015 | Samina Naz

In a country where freedom of expression is sometimes criticized as a “Western construct,” one coalition is fighting to loosen Pakistan’s strict censorship laws.

Academics Come Out in Force Against Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown

June 16, 2015 | Claudia Stoicescu, Naomi Burke-Shyne

With raids, forced treatment, executions, and a declared state of emergency, Indonesia’s drug war is out of control. Now a group of academics is rallying against it.

Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

June 10, 2015 | Shuwei Fang

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

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.

As Nepal Reels, a Radio Station Offers a Steady Voice

May 1, 2015 | Gopal Guragain

For Nepalese migrant workers unable to return home to search for family, the Ujyaalo radio network has become a reliable link to the tragedy.

A Legal Lifeline for Communities Threatened by Resource Development Projects

April 29, 2015 | Marena Brinkhurst

Meet the volunteer legal experts ensuring that resource development doesn’t bulldoze people’s lives.

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.

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.

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