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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.

Good Cop/Bad Cop: Police and Overdose

August 23, 2012 | Roxanne Saucier, Sanjay Patil

Experiences from Vietnam and the United States remind us of the critical role that police have as first responders to crises of all kinds, and that a human life is always worth saving.

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.

In Cambodia, “Greater Cooperation with the Government” Isn’t the Answer

July 12, 2012 | Clair Duffy

Judicial independence at the Khmer Rouge court in Cambodia should not be sacrificed in the name of “greater cooperation” with the Cambodian government.

Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya

July 9, 2012 | Heather Marciniec
Greg Constantine has spent years documenting the plight of the Rohingya and believes their story is one of the worst cases of human rights abuse in Asia today.

Statelessness at the UN: Reaffirming the Right to Nationality

July 5, 2012 | Sebastian Kohn, Katrine Thomasen

After nearly two years of advocacy by the Open Society Justice Initiative, the UN Human Rights Council moved to address the plight of millions of stateless people—including some five million children.

Vietnam Says Goodbye to Sex Worker Detention

July 3, 2012 | Daniel Wolfe

Vietnam is moving to shut down detention centers where sex workers are held without right of appeal and subjected to forced labor and abuse. Advocates now hope that similar rehabilitation centers for drug users will follow.