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Tweets of the Week: Oil, New Jails, Data Transparency
June 18, 2010 | by Brock Boddie
Pogroms or Political Violence? As Stories Diverge, Victims Lost in the Middle http://bit.ly/dk6g2l #freekg
June 17, 2010 6:08 pm via bitly
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Conflict in Kyrgyzstan, oil, new jail construction, and data transparency: highlights from OSI Twitter feeds this week.
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Posted in: Governance & Accountability, Justice
Topics: criminal justice reform, follow friday, honduras, Kyrgyzstan, oil, transparency
Can South Africa Fight Poverty with Soccer?
June 18, 2010 | by Ozias Tungwarara
The World Cup is expected to boost South Africa's economy and create hundreds of thousands of jobs. But will it translate into improved livelihoods for the poverty-stricken 43% of the population, or aggravate already-existing frictions?
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Posted in: Africa, Governance & Accountability
Topics: economic development, Ozias Tungwarara, poverty, Soccer World Cup, South Africa, xenophobia
“Roma Communities Need Results, Not Promises”
June 17, 2010 | by Andy Haupert
In this interview, Gelu Duminica of Impreuna discusses his organization's efforts to empower impoverished Roma communities to overcome discrimination in Romania.
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Posted in: Europe, Rights & Equality
Topics: Andy Haupert, antidiscrimination, Roma, Romania
“Bad Medicine”: Doctors, Ethics, and Torture
June 15, 2010 | by Nancy Chang
Doctors in the United States are taught "First, do no harm." But what ethical and legal standards govern when a medical professional who works for the CIA is present when "enhanced" interrogation methods are applied to a detainee?
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Posted in: Governance & Accountability, Health, Justice, Rights & Equality, United States
Topics: CIA, doctors, human rights, international law, interrogation, medicine, Nancy Chang, torture
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