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Changing Relations Between Europe and Africa
Rachel Hart
July 15, 2011
The Joint Africa-EU Strategy is trying to shift the relationship between the two continents from one of donor and recipient to equal participation and representation, but is it working?
International Justice Day: Monitoring the Process
Taegin Stevenson
July 15, 2011
To mark World Day for International Criminal Justice, here's a quick look at the work that the Open Society Justice Initiative is doing to monitor the proceedings of the International Criminal Court and the special tribunals set up for Sierra Leone and Cambodia.
Whither Civil Society?
Jonas Rolett
July 14, 2011
What happens when local NGOs want international funds but don't agree with the pro-West, pro-rights agenda?
Free Speech or Hate Speech?
Helene Irving
July 13, 2011
Right-wing rhetoric across Europe raises the question: When does the right to freely express opinions override others' rights to dignity and respect?
A Guardian of His City's History
Kate Phillips
July 12, 2011
Photographer Hayk Bianjyan received an Open Society grant to document the radical transformation of Yerevan, Armenia, one of the world's oldest inhabited cities.
Driving While Immigrant
Maria Archuleta
July 12, 2011
Two Soros Justice Fellows take a critical look at the deportation of innocent and low-level immigrant offenders as a result of U.S. enforcement programs mandated to target "dangerous criminal aliens."
Keeping Pakistan's Floods in the News
Natalia Tariq
July 12, 2011
Last summer floods engulfed one-fifth of Pakistan, affecting almost 20 million people. The Open Society Foundations are working to keep this issue in the news—both in and outside of Pakistan.
Conspiracy Theories and the Need for Transparency in Pakistan
Faisal Bari
July 12, 2011
If the Pakistani state is going to keep hiding the truth, it is up to society to strengthen institutions dealing with information sharing, accountability, and transparency.
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Open Society Documentary Photography Project Announces Moving Walls 19 Photographers
July 12, 2011
The exhibition recognizes the brave and difficult work that photographers undertake globally in their documentation of complex social and political issues.
Keeping Up with Changes in Health Reform: Health Insurance Exchanges in Maryland
July 21, 2011
At this forum, Katie Horton and Karen Davenport will talk about how Marylanders can ensure that the best health insurance exchange plan is created for all residents.
The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
OSI-New York
August 2, 2011
The Open Society Foundations host a presentation and dialogue with Peter Godwin, Zimbabwean journalist and author of The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe.
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Mapping Digital Media: Citizen Journalism and the Internet
July 2011
This paper summarizes recent discussions about citizen journalism, including its various forms and coming of age, its role in international news, and opportunities for a more democratic practice of journalism.
Mapping Digital Media: United Kingdom
July 2011
Research shows that near-universal digital media access in the UK has yielded broad benefits for citizenship and democracy. But threats to independence and diversity have also emerged.
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