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OSI-Supported Documentary on Torture and Accountability Debuts
May 1, 2009
Torture on Trial, which investigates the torture of detainees in U.S. custody and the growing movement for accountability, airs on Link TV. more
OSI Forum: Democracy and the Internet—Re-examining the Core Assumptions
OSI-New York
April 30, 2009
Open Society Fellow Evgeny Morozov focused on threats to open society posed by the Internet and discussed ways in which authoritarian governments and extremists are using the web to their own advantage.  more
Campaign to Establish Presidential Torture Commission Launched
Press Release
April 28, 2009
A coalition of 19 human rights, faith-based, and justice organizations launched a campaign to urge President Obama to appoint a commission to investigate torture sanctioned by the Bush administration. more
Open Society Institute Urges Czech Government to Keep Human Rights Ministry
Press Release
April 28, 2009
The Open Society Institute calls for the preservation of the Ministry of Human Rights and National Minorities in the Czech Republic. more
OSI Forum: The Political Impact of New Media in the Middle East—A Conversation with "Abu Aardvark"
OSI-New York
April 21, 2009
Influential blogger Marc Lynch discussed how new media technologies have reshaped political communications throughout the Middle East.  more
Freedom of Information Receives Major Boost in Europe
Press Release
April 17, 2009
The Open Society Justice Initiative applauds a decision by the European Court of Human Rights expanding the right of watchdog groups to access government information.  more
OSI Forum: Changing U.S. Policy in the Middle East
OSI-New York
April 15, 2009
The Open Society Institute hosted a forum on changing U.S. policy in the Middle East with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University and author of Sowing Crisis:: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East.  more
OSI Forum: The Unwritten Rules of Policing in South Africa and the United States
OSI-New York
April 13, 2009
Open Society Fellow Jonny Steinberg and Herb Sturz spoke about the controversial police practice of "stop-and-search" and broader lessons for criminal justice reforms in emerging democracies.  more
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Rafah Crossing: Who Holds the Keys?
March 2009
Israel, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas are all preventing passage between Gaza and Egypt for political reasons, according to a report issued by Gisha, an Open Society Institute grantee. more
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Closed Zone
Open Society Institute grantee Gisha has created a powerful animated film about how the Gaza Strip’s 1.5 million residents experience living in a “closed zone.”  more
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OSI Forum: Kyrgyzstan—Contradictory Changes?
OSI-New York
May 6, 2009
This panel looks at Kyrgyzstan's social and political landscape, which appears to be heating up in a series of high profile developments that many observers relate to the upcoming presidential elections.  more
OSI Forum: Organizing in the Obama Era
OSI-New York
May 7, 2009
The Obama campaign vividly demonstrated the power of mass civic participation. Panelists will discuss its advantages and shortcomings.  more
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George Soros is founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute and Soros foundations network.  more
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