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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

Open Society Voices

Will the Syriza Party Solve Greece’s Health Care Crisis?

February 12, 2015 | by Yannis Natsis

After years of rampant unemployment, nearly one in five Greeks lacks health insurance. Now, access to medicines must be a priority for the new government.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 | by Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

Who Owns the Media? Sometimes No One Knows

February 9, 2015 | by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

Ensuring transparency around media ownership is one of the simplest ways to promote democracy. Why do some countries refuse to do it?

Case Watch: European Judges Skirt Nationality Question in Latvian Case

February 6, 2015 | by Amy Strand

A member of Latvia's pro-Russian community fails to persuade the ECHR that denial of citizenship violates his rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

Why Violence Is Flaring at Europe’s Border Crossings

February 5, 2015 | by Helena Maleno Garzón

A spate of fatal incidents at the EU’s southern border crossings reveals an increasingly aggressive approach to stopping migrants at any cost.

Grantee Spotlight

A Cheap, Safe Way to Prevent Thousands of Overdose Deaths

February 4, 2015 | by Chris Ford, Sebastian Saville

The medicine naloxone could easily save countless lives. Why isn’t it used more often?

Case Watch: ECHR and UK Find a Compromise on “Whole Life” Sentences

February 4, 2015 | by Marion Isobel

An ECHR ruling on “whole life sentences” shows how a heated confrontation with the UK has been resolved through constructive judicial dialogue.

Journalists in Paris Debate the Limits of Free Expression

January 29, 2015 | by Marius Dragomir

At a recent debate following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, some journalists equated “freedom of expression” with the freedom to exercise restraint.

A General’s Guide to Building Open Societies

January 29, 2015 | by Chris Stone

General Balananda Sharma of the Nepalese Army, who led the demobilization of combatants after Nepal’s civil war, offers a roadmap for other countries trying to do the same.

What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 | by Maria Teresa Ronderos

In Colombia, where offending the wrong people has been getting journalists killed for decades, the power of satire is that much more cherished.

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