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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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Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul

June 13, 2016 | Shaharzad Akbar

The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.

What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

August 11, 2015 | Shaharzad Akbar

After the deadliest attacks on Kabul in years, civil society is helping to turn anger and despair into hope and resilience.

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.

A Dramatic Effort to Address the Legacy of Bombing in Laos

February 4, 2014 | Channapha Khamvongsa

Laos is the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. One-third of the ordnance never exploded, and continues to maim and kill. But the problem is getting some new attention and aid.

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.

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.

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