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Abusing Citizenship in Zambia—Again
Sebastian Kohn
October 17, 2011
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The manipulation of citizenship laws for political purposes has long been a popular way of excluding opponents and silencing critics. In Zambia it's become all too familiar.
Prisons: An Unsustainable Jobs Program
Alexandra Cox
October 17, 2011
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In order to address the problems that mass incarceration has created, we must look carefully at what prison does for the prospects all people who pass through them.
Case Watch: Australia's Complicity in Torture—An Update
Ben Batros
October 14, 2011
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Did the Australian government participate in the overseas detention and torture of one of its citizens? A new independent inquiry has answers.
The Impact of Digital Media on Sweden
Henrik Ornebring
October 14, 2011
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Sweden is a highly connected, internet-savvy country that still has a large newspaper readership and a strong local and regional press. It offers an intriguing test case for studying the impact of media digitization on journalism and democracy.
What Lies Ahead for the EU Framework on Roma Integration?
Bernard Rorke
October 13, 2011
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National strategies for Roma integration in Europe cannot succeed without resolute and unequivocal action to combat racism and discrimination.
How Governments Abuse Advertising in Latin America
Vonda Brown
October 13, 2011
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Darian Pavli of the Open Society Justice Initiative talks about the threats to freedom of expression posed by abusive allocation of public advertising funds, and what is being done to address this in Latin America.
The Life and Death of Detainees in Kyrgyzstan
Masha Lisitsyna
October 13, 2011
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Widespread use of torture, deaths in police custody, dismal prison conditions—it's time for Kyrgyzstan to take action on the rampant abuses within its justice system.
Kenya's Invisible Women
Umra Omar
October 13, 2011
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In the small town of Malindi, Kenya, women who use drugs will never receive the services they deserve until the community listens to their needs.
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Open Society Foundations Praise New Transparency Pact
September 20, 2011
Endorsed by 43 countries, the Open Government Partnership is an important means by which to encourage governments to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability.
EU Africa Foreign Policy After Lisbon
October 18, 2011
Expert speakers will address a series of questions by reviewing the EU’s operational modalities and actors’ initiatives through geographical and thematic case studies.
Reforming Libel Law in the United Kingdom (Washington, D.C., Event)
OSI-Washington, D.C.
October 19, 2011
John Kampfner of Index on Censorship will discuss how his organization, its partners, and supporters forced UK politicians to act with the first wholesale attempt at libel reform since 1843.
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BALKA: Women, HIV, and Drug Use in Ukraine
October 2011
The documentary film Balka chronicles the lives of women struggling with drug use and HIV in Ukraine. The film is available with a viewer's guide to facilitate group discussion of the complex issues presented in the film.
Mapping Digital Media: Italy
October 2011
This report calls on civil society, NGOs, and international organizations to urge the reform of legislation on conflicts of interest between political/institutional roles and media ownership.
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