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How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016Yael Stein
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How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

October 6, 2016Thomas Lohninger

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How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016 | Yael Stein

When innocent civilians were killed, the military absolved its soldiers of wrongdoing—or declined to investigate at all.

Death Threats in Haiti

October 13, 2016 | Chris Stone

Amid natural disaster and threats of violence, our foundation in Haiti continues working to create the zones of freedom on which open society depends.

Russia’s Bombing of Aleppo Must End

October 5, 2016 | George Soros

I appeal to the people of Russia, Europe, and the rest of the world not to stand idly by, but to spread the word and voice their outrage.

Urban and Rural Guatemalans Find Common Ground in Fighting Corruption

October 5, 2016 | Alvaro Montenegro

Activists are connecting discontent in urban centers with the ancestral resistance of indigenous communities.

Pledges Alone Won’t Improve the Lives of Refugees

September 30, 2016 | Eleanor Acer

Two summits last week on refugees and migrants produced promises of aid and plans for compacts. Now advocates must ensure those states follow through.

Tunisia’s New Right to Information Law Needs People Power to Work

September 27, 2016 | Joel Campagna, Eszter Filippinyi

The country is blazing a trail for transparency in a challenging region. But the law's potential for advancing democracy will depend on citizens' ability to use it.

A Photo Contest Captures Life with Ebola in West Africa

September 19, 2016 | Christopher Ifeanyi-Nwanze

Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.

Four Countries That Opened Their Closed Institutions—and Prevented Torture

September 16, 2016 | Ben Buckland, Veronica Filippeschi

A look back at how a simple but revolutionary idea helped prevent torture in some of the world’s darkest places.

In Zambia’s Contentious Election, the EU Finds a New Challenge

August 12, 2016 | Bram Dijkstra

The election in Zambia—a country with 25 years of peaceful democratic consolidation—is a chance for the EU to show it still has serious clout as a foreign policy actor.

Brazil’s Security Plans for the Olympics Raise Eyebrows

August 5, 2016 | Natalia Viana

From tanks at the beach to jammed mobile phones, the militarization of Rio de Janeiro is pushing the boundaries of acceptable precautions.