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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera
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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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Subverting the Media to Boost Support for LGBTI Rights

June 2, 2016 | Tin Gazivoda

Since outing herself on Croatia’s most popular TV show, Mima Simić has become a master at using the media to spread tolerance.

Why Institutions Fail to Recognize Human Rights Abuses

May 25, 2016 | Adam Hug

A recent report details the many reasons parliamentarians fail to notice or respond to serious human rights concerns.

Roma Journalists Are Rewriting Their Story

May 11, 2016 | Kremena Budinova

While mainstream news outlets traffic in stereotypes, Roma journalists are laying claim to a space of their own in a democratized media landscape.

A Last-Minute Court Ruling Could Prevent Future Roma Evictions

May 6, 2016 | Enrico Guida, Nicole Garbin

In a remarkable decision usually reserved for people being expelled from Europe, a court ruled that a Roma family’s eviction would amount to inhuman and degrading treatment.

In Hungary, a Better Transit System Fueled by the Power of Citizen Engagement

April 18, 2016 | Levente Lintényi

When the residents of Mátészalka needed a better way to get to the capital, they advocated on their own behalf and won a quicker commute.

On International Roma Day, a Call for Courage and Clarity

April 7, 2016 | Zeljko Jovanovic

In the many events that take places around International Roma Day, we sometimes lose sight of the larger cause: self-determination and international unity.

In the EU, Media Portrayals of Ukraine Reveal Europe’s Own Self-Interests

April 1, 2016 | Graham Lee

Depictions of the crisis are often shaped by attitudes that have little to do with Ukraine itself.

Dealing a Blow to Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Public Spending Corruption

March 29, 2016 | Gavin Hayman
An online transparency tool that pulls back the curtain on public procurements is already saving the government money.

Brussels’s Response to Attacks Under Scrutiny

March 22, 2016 | Neil Campbell

Two capitals in one: a joint Belgian and European response is how we defeat terrorism.

Roma Feminists Navigate the Tricky Terrain of Ethnic Stereotypes

March 10, 2016 | Carmen Gheorghe

For Roma women, fighting domestic violence is complicated by the fact that the very topic can perpetuate myths.

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