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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

Open Society Voices

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 | Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015 | Marina Ilminska

The extended pretrial detention of juveniles should be a seldom-used measure of last resort, not the sadly common practice it is today.

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

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.

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 | Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014 | Anna Overstrom-Coleman

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

October 28, 2014 | Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention Is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 | Martin Schoenteich

Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 | Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

Four Photographers Share Their Visions for Change

November 13, 2013 | Anna Overstrom-Coleman

Four photographers have been awarded Audience Engagement Grants to work with young people in New York City and the Lakota Nation, Kyrgyz migrants, and people with disabilities.

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