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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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A Small Case in Spain Is a Big Victory for Smarter Drug Policy

May 4, 2017 | Constanza Sánchez Avilés, Andrea Langlois

A ruling in Catalonia opens the door to legitimizing ancestral use of the coca leaf.

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.

What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 | Maria Teresa Ronderos

In Colombia, where offending the wrong people has been getting journalists killed for decades, the power of satire is that much more cherished.

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.

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.

License to Deceive? A Big Drug Company’s Smokescreen on Hepatitis C

September 24, 2014 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

What’s really driving the pharmaceutical giant Gilead to issue a license for generic copies of its superstar drug? Profit.

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.

Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | Marc Krupanski

Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.

Destroying the Wall to Get Rid of the Graffiti

November 22, 2013 | Darian Pavli

Diego Garcia Sayan, president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, errs in endorsing stricter controls on online comments.

Justice 2015: Redefining the World’s Development Agenda

June 26, 2013 | Jonathan Birchall

The countries of the world are drawing up development priorities for the next decade and beyond. Here's a brief introduction to the process.

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