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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

Open Society Voices

Earthquake Relief in Nepal Could Be Better if Civil Society’s Hands Weren’t Tied

May 22, 2015 | by Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula

The government of Nepal is wrong to insist that all post-earthquake relief be channeled through the prime minister’s office.

The Law That Helps the U.S. Stop Heinous Crimes by Foreign Militaries

May 22, 2015 | by Lisa Haugaard

The Leahy Law requires the U.S. government to withhold aid from foreign security forces that commit heinous crimes. A new guide helps human rights groups leverage the rule.

Grantee Spotlight

Senegalese Rappers Set the News to a Beat, and Viewership Soars

May 22, 2015 | by Amanda Fortier

An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.

Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015 | by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

A new report details the abuse, humiliation, and lack of medical care endured by people seeking drug treatment in Puerto Rico.

Case Watch: Time Limits Thwart Justice in East Africa

May 20, 2015 | by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

The East Africa Court of Justice's strict two-year time limit—and refusal to recognize ongoing violations—impedes access to justice.

Global Education Goals Shouldn’t Just Be a Numbers Game

May 20, 2015 | by Dierdre Williams

The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals must include education targets that can’t necessarily be quantified.

Grantee Spotlight

How Drug Companies and Bad Patents Put Lives at Risk

May 20, 2015 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

By manipulating a system meant to reward innovation, Big Pharma keeps prices high and competition away.

Grantee Spotlight

Romeo and Juliet Finds New Life in Serbia and Kosovo

May 19, 2015 | by Beka Vuco

A new production of Romeo and Juliet—performed by actors from Serbia and Kosovo—shows how the arts can foster understanding between cultures.

We Want to Hear What You Think About the European Roma Institute

May 18, 2015 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
The idea of an institute for Roma culture and heritage is more relevant and urgent than ever. Now we want your feedback.

The Forgotten History of Romani Resistance

May 15, 2015 | by Pierre Chopinaud

For too long, Roma have been misrepresented by stereotypes. Romani Resistance Day in Europe attempts to balance the narrative.

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