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Open Society News: Stopping the Spread of Corruption
Summer-Fall 2003
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Corruption has no easy definition—behavior tolerated as normal, or at least necessary, in one place may be seen as deviant and punishable by fines and jail time in another. Yet all forms of corruption, even the seemingly trivial, erode the bonds of society. Corruption must be recognized for what it is: a looming global crisis.
The Summer-Fall 2003 issue of Open Society News reveals the variety of forms corruption can take and how its impact can be felt from Angola to Kazakhstan to Washington, D.C. It describes the pressure and intimidation that potential whistleblowers face from friends, colleagues, and authorities who extract benefits from corruption as it seeps through society. It focuses on the undisclosed deals between multinational corporations and governments that help officials enrich themselves at the public’s expense. And it shows how even strong laws against corruption in established democracies can be riddled with loopholes to benefit wealthy groups that dominate the legislative process.
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Open Society News: Shedding Light on the Fight against HIV/AIDS and TB
Spring-Summer 2004
The spring-summer 2004 issue of OSN, the Soros foundations network newsletter, describes the challenges and evolving approaches to providing care and compassion to those living with HIV/AIDS as well as members of marginalized groups at risk for HIV infection, such as prisoners and drug users. more
Open Society News: Democracy in Southeast Asia
Fall-Winter 2002/3
The Fall-Winter 2002/3 issue of Open Society News highlights OSI's efforts to promote democracy and open society and to eliminate the worst effects of globalization in Southeast Asia. more
Open Society News: EU Accession
Spring/Summer 2002
This issue of Open Society News (OSN) calls attention to how EU membership may affect open society issues such as harm reduction, media freedom, and the protection of marginalized groups. more
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