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Q&A: The Fight to Save a Free and Open Internet

May 15, 2017

With existing regulations up for review, Gigi Sohn—an Open Society Leadership in Government Fellow and former counselor to the FCC chairman—speaks about the road ahead for advocates of a free, accessible internet.

In the Information Battle with Post-Soviet States, the West Is Losing Ground

April 17, 2017 | Adam Hug

A new report examines how propaganda and disinformation are being disseminated across Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and elsewhere, including across Europe and America—and what can be done about it.

Q&A: Inside the Campaign to Close Rikers

April 6, 2017

An independent commission helped advance a long-running drive to shutter the notorious New York City jail complex on Rikers Island. What happens next?

Gender Identity Recognition at the Border and Beyond

April 5, 2017 | Lisa Skeen

Activists in the United States and elsewhere are mobilizing to ensure trans and intersex people’s rights are protected while traveling abroad—when they are particularly vulnerable.

Busting the Drug Addiction Myth

March 27, 2017 | Kasia Malinowska

Dr. Carl Hart has spent his career studying the effects of drugs on the human brain. The science shows us that a fear-based approach to fighting addiction is misleading and often harmful.

How “Raising the Age” Is Transforming Youth Justice

March 17, 2017 | Marcy Mistrett, Marc Schindler

The evidence is now in, and it’s clear: raising the age at which states define childhood keeps our communities and young people safer, and can be done while keeping costs in check.

Q&A: The Missing Voices in the Immigration Debate

February 16, 2017

A new study shows the media is paying more attention to immigrants in detention—but migrants’ stories are too often overlooked.

What the Trump Administration Needs to Know about Law Enforcement

January 27, 2017 | Marc Krupanski, Leonard Noisette

A recent statement from the Trump administration suggests a misunderstanding about how community safety and effective law enforcement work.

“You Showed Us What Hope Looked Like”

January 12, 2017 | Kristen Bell

How a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor helped a group of incarcerated men find a reason to keep fighting.

Standing Together Against Hate

December 19, 2016 | Ken Zimmerman

A progress report on the Open Society Foundations’ $10 million initiative to confront hate.

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