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A crowd of demonstrators in Paris

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


After a Long Haul, Refugees Settle Into New Lives Far from Home

October 16, 2015 | by Antonia Zafeiri

American photographer Amanda Rivkin captures Europe’s refugees where we rarely see them: in their new homes, after the journey is over.

What the “Roma Decade” Really Achieved

October 16, 2015 | by Judit Szira

Amid setbacks in housing, health, and employment, Roma did make remarkable gains in one area: education.

Social Workers in Kyrgyzstan Fight for Respect

October 15, 2015 | by Saltanat Childress, Bermet Ubaidillaeva

In a country reeling from health, migration, and economic crises, the professionals who work to hold families and communities together are shockingly undervalued.

Want to Enhance Border Security? Improve Human Security.

October 14, 2015 | by Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

Discussions of border security often neglect the human security needs of the communities whose lives are directly affected by what goes on there.

Six Questions the Candidates Must Answer at the Presidential Debate and Beyond

October 13, 2015 | by Jeremy Ravinsky

From drug policy to the refugee crisis, voters deserve to know how the people running for president will respond to the world’s most pressing problems.

Reflections on Belarusian Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich

October 11, 2015 | by Aryeh Neier

A former Open Society board member proves that great works of art can be produced in the most repressive circumstances.

The National Dialogue Quartet’s Vital Music

October 9, 2015 | by Chris Stone

The Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on the four groups advancing Tunisia’s democracy brightens the beacon of hope for all of us.

Opportunistic Politicians in Bulgaria Evict Roma for Votes

October 9, 2015 | by Kaloyan Stanev

With elections looming, Bulgarian politicians are bulldozing Roma houses to win the votes of right-wing nationalists.

Why Europe Must Own Up to Its Participation in CIA Torture

October 9, 2015 | by Natacha Kazatchkine

Nearly a year after a U.S. Senate report exposed CIA torture activities, the European countries that were complicit in the program still haven’t been held accountable.

Grantee Spotlight

Building a Prison-to-Purpose Pipeline for Women

October 9, 2015 | by Donysha Smith

Andrea James experienced the prison system on both sides and found that the needs of incarcerated women and their families were not being met. Now she’s working to change that.