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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
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
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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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Our Top 10 Blog Posts from 2010
Laura Brahm
December 22, 2010
Elections in Nigeria, sex worker rights in Macedonia, Naomi Campbell in The Hague, and more: These were a few of our most popular blog posts of the past year.
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Isabel Wilkerson: Race and the Great Migration
Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
January 12, 2011
Join us for a discussion with Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, who will be interviewed by Sherrilyn Ifill, civil rights lawyer and OSI-Baltimore board member.
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Change from Within: Three Stories from New Orleans
August 26, 2010
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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Community-Based Paralegals: A Practitioner's Guide
December 2010
This how-to guide from the Open Society Justice Initiative provides information on all aspects of establishing and operating a community-based paralegal program, from assessing a community's needs to training paralegals and resolving justice problems.
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