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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

Russia’s Disabled Citizens, Once Invisible, Find Their Voice

June 22, 2015 | by Denise Roza

Three decades ago it was rare to see a person with disabilities on the streets of Russia. Today, accessibility is growing—and an advocacy movement is taking shape.

Charleston’s Tragic Hour

June 19, 2015 | by Nkechi Taifa

The issue of race and racial justice must take center stage in this country.

After the Uprising, Uplifting Baltimore’s Youth

June 17, 2015 | by Tara Huffman

The recent uprising in Baltimore has catalyzed a younger generation of advocates and activists. These new leaders are energized, astute, and critical to transforming Baltimore for the better.

Venezuela’s “Firefly” Aims to Illuminate News that Others Won’t

June 17, 2015 | by Marius Dragomir

A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.

Seven Easy Steps to Ethnic Cleansing in the Dominican Republic

June 16, 2015 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

In its treatment of its citizens of Haitian descent, the Dominican Republic has presented a virtual recipe for any other country aspiring to an ethnic cleansing exercise done according to proper legal procedure.

Academics Come Out in Force Against Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown

June 16, 2015 | by Claudia Stoicescu, Naomi Burke-Shyne

With raids, forced treatment, executions, and a declared state of emergency, Indonesia’s drug war is out of control. Now a group of academics is rallying against it.

How a Band from L.A. Ended Up Playing Cuba’s Gay Rights Festival

June 12, 2015 | by Quetzal Flores, Martha Gonzalez

Using music to help bring about positive change, the band Quetzal found a receptive audience among Havana’s LGBTI community.

Getting Drug Policy Right for Women and Girls

June 11, 2015 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Olga Rychkova

A new report details gender disparities in the impacts of drugs and drug-related crime.

Grantee Spotlight

Despite Some Violence, Ukraine’s LGBTI March Draws Remarkable Support

June 10, 2015 | by Nazarii Boiarskyi

The achievement of the Equality March in Kyiv signals continued progress in Ukraine’s slowly thawing attitudes towards sexuality.

Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

June 10, 2015 | by Shuwei Fang

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

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