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African Farmers Get Boost From IFC, Soros Economic Development Fund, and Esoko
Press Release
November 22, 2010
The joint investment in software allows farmers and businesses to share real-time market data via mobile phones, enabling African farmers to increase their incomes.
2010 Audacious Entrepreneurs: The New Class of Baltimore Community Fellows
Press Release
November 8, 2010
This year’s class will bring the core of fellows to 117—the majority of whom are still actively working in the city, implementing creative strategies to assist and revitalize underserved communities in Baltimore.
Drug Control, Criminalization, and Global Health
OSI-New York
October 26, 2010
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The Open Society Foundations and Human Rights Watch present a moderated discussion with UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover on the issue of drug control and global health.
UNESCO Suspends Dictator Prize After Global Protest
Press Release
October 21, 2010
The Open Society Justice Initiative and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision today to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea.
NPR Announces Plan to Bolster News Coverage of State Government Nationwide
October 18, 2010
Supported by a $1.8 million grant from the Open Society Foundations, the initiative aims to bring greater transparency and accountability to the workings of state legislatures.
Top European Court Demands Answers on CIA Rendition
Press Release
October 14, 2010
Macedonia has become the first government called to account for its collaboration with the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program before an international tribunal.
Abuse Allegations at Classified U.S. Site in Afghanistan
Press Release
October 14, 2010
Former detainees held at a classified detention facility in Afghanistan claim abuse by U.S. military, according to a new Open Society Foundations report.
Soros and His Open Society Foundations Give $1 Million to Victims of Toxic Spill in Hungary
Press Release
October 7, 2010
The grant will be used for reconstruction efforts and to ensure similar catastrophes are avoided.
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An Institution Is Not a Home
Tirza Leibowitz
December 3, 2010
 BLOG  
The right to live in one's own home community is denied to millions of persons with disabilities who have been segregated in institutions. Senada Halilcevic, a human rights advocate in Croatia, shares her experience of living in an institution and making her way out of it.
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Live Webcast: Unleashing the Power of Art, Culture, and Media to Transform Black Communities
Harlem Children's Zone, New York City
December 6, 2010
This town hall discussion looks at the role art and culture can play in addressing the negative perceptions of black men and boys in American society.
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Change from Within: Three Stories from New Orleans
August 26, 2010
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This short film features a community organizer, a public defender, and a journalist, working to rebuild their city through criminal justice reform, greater transparency, and arts and culture.
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The Education of Migrant Children: An NGO Guide to EU Policies and Actions
November 2010
This guide aims to improve understanding of EU policies, responsibilities, and funding mechanisms related to the education of migrant children within existing EU agendas on human rights, equal treatment, antidiscrimination, integration, social inclusion, and education and training.
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