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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

This Tool Lets You See Exactly Who’s Tracking What You’re Reading Online

May 13, 2015 | by Fieke Jansen

Third-party trackers help online advertisers target consumers, but a closer look at how they work reveals potential for abuse.

Grantee Spotlight

October 3 Could Become an Official Day to Remember Fallen Migrants

May 13, 2015 | by Tareke Brhane

Over 20,000 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe over the last two decades. A day to honor their memories could be much more than symbolic.

Ten Years after Uzbekistan’s Massacre, the Tragedy Continues to Unfold

May 12, 2015 | by Alisher Ilkhamov

In 2005, Uzbek security forces killed hundreds of demonstrators in the city of Andijan. The lingering effects of that tragedy should give pause to countries thinking about re-engaging the regime.

Why the Greek Media Is in Free Fall

May 12, 2015 | by Manos Moschopoulos

A new Open Society report details how an array of converging factors are devastating journalism in Greece, and what can be done to save it.

How Catalonia Became Spain’s Laboratory for Smarter Drug Policies

May 12, 2015 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

A new report examines how the autonomous region implemented a community-driven, public health approach to its heroin epidemic and created a new model for legal cannabis consumption.


What Will the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent Mean for Europe?

May 11, 2015 | by Debora Guidetti, Anna Defour

Swedish scholar-activist Michael McEachrane talks about Europe’s ongoing racial problems, the global effort to fight them, and why reparations can work.

Case Watch: European Court Insists on Stringent Investigation of Enforced Disappearance

May 11, 2015 | by Zsuzsanna Nyitray

A case involving a man who disappeared after being detained by the army in south-east Turkey illustrates how the legal thinking of the European Court of Human Rights has evolved over the past two decades.

Grantee Spotlight

For Exploited Migrant Workers, a Good Lawyer Can Make All the Difference

May 11, 2015 | by Linda Kalash

Working in foreign countries with unfamiliar laws and languages, migrant workers often find themselves unable to access justice. A free legal service is changing that.

Europe Celebrates a String of Trans Rights Victories

May 11, 2015 | by Anna Kirey

From Malta to Finland, trans rights advocates are hailing a series of wins that have been a long time coming.

Africa’s Rights Commission Targets Aribitrary Arrest and Detention

May 6, 2015 | by Stanley Ibe

New guidelines from the African Commission meant to improve arrest and detention practices should be greeted warmly—if also warily, since their success will depend on proper implementation by national governments.