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Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan

November 17, 2016Samina Naz

Open Society Voices

Q&A: Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

May 27, 2016

By recognizing why people with addictions make the choices they do, policy makers can see the futility of punitive drug policies.

This Tool Exposes How U.S. Security Assistance Is Being Spent Overseas

May 27, 2016 | Colby Goodman

U.S. funding for security in foreign countries has reached $17 billion per year. Now, civil society can see where all that money is going.

Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected

May 26, 2016 | Liam Maloney

A photo installation explores how refugees separated from friends and family manage to remain connected.

Uzbekistan’s Perfect Storm of Corruption

May 26, 2016 | Jeff Goldstein

A new report examines corruption in the Central Asian state, where political and economic power have merged to create a hotbed of unscrupulous activity.

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.

Imprisonment of TB Patients Declared Unconstitutional in Kenya

May 20, 2016 | Allan Maleche, Timothy Wafula

The practice of incarcerating tuberculosis patients was rebuked by the country’s High Court, putting an end to a dangerous and inhumane practice.

Chelsea Manning’s 35-Year Sentence: Far Beyond All Norms

May 19, 2016 | Sandra Coliver

In a comparable case in Israel, a young woman soldier was given three-and-a-half years in prison, while a British intelligence officer received just six months after releasing “highly sensitive” documents.

To Be Effective, China’s New Anti–Domestic Violence Law Needs Civil Society’s Support

May 17, 2016 | Joy Chia

China’s government has addressed family violence with official legislation—now it’s up to the public to utilize it.

African Feminists Mark Women’s Role in Shaping Their Continent’s Future

May 12, 2016 | Jessica Horn

At an inspiring meeting in Zimbabwe, over 160 women gathered to mark feminism’s leading role in creating a more progressive Africa.

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.

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