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Mandatory Minimum Ensnares Law-Abiding Marine
Julie Stewart
January 24, 2012
Judges shouldn't be prohibited from handing down appropriate sentences, writes Julie Stewart, president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, an Open Society Foundations grantee.
Remembering Tom Alexander
Hugh McLean
January 24, 2012
Tom Alexander's insistence on linking social justice with quality in education challenged and inspired us all.
London's Police Rethinks Stop and Search Tactics
Rebekah Delsol
January 24, 2012
Black people in the United Kingdom are now 30 times more likely to be stopped than white people under exceptional stop and search powers granted by a 1994 law.
Why We Shouldn't Rely on Patents to Encourage Medical Innovation
Paul Silva
January 23, 2012
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Els Torreele of the Open Society Foundations argues against proposals to extend patents on pharmaceuticals, stating that such a move would solidify a broken innovation model that primarily serves the financial interest of the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of patients worldwide.
Case Watch: Greek Migrant Male Rape Counts as Torture
Simon Cox
January 23, 2012
The European Court of Human Rights has concluded that the Greek courts failed to acknowlege the gravity of a brutal 2001 sexual assault on an undocumented migrant.
Reinventing Scientific Discovery: An Interview with Michael Nielsen
John Dupuis
January 23, 2012
Connecting vast numbers of scientists and ordinary citizens, online tools make scientific problem-solving faster and more efficient. But for these collaborations to reach their full potential, the culture of science must become much more open.
Case Watch: European Court Rules on Prison for Life
Marion Isobel
January 19, 2012
In two important rulings, the European Court of Human Rights has concluded that mandatory life jail sentences without the possibility of parole do not constitute a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The "Forgotten" Muslims of Southeastern Europe
Kerem Oktem
January 18, 2012
Any debate on Muslims in Europe needs to take into consideration the historical experience of Muslims in the Balkans and the challenges they continue to face.
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Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green Launch Black Male Achievement Fellowship
Press Release
December 2, 2011
The Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green have established a new fellowship program for individuals dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States.
Salzburg Seminar: Palliative Care for Patients with TB or HIV/TB
Salzburg, Austria
February 26, 2012
The International Palliative Care Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program will convene a professional seminar focused on providing palliative care for patients with TB or HIV/TB coinfection. The course is recommended for physicians in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union who provide direct care to patients with TB or who play a major role in developing public health policies for the care of patients with TB.
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Mapping Digital Media: Netherlands
January 2012
Thanks to unprecedented opportunities for new ways of doing journalism, connecting to audiences or mobilizing civil society, and getting one’s voice heard, a new media ecology seems to be taking shape in the Netherlands. However, the challenges are great.
Mapping Digital Media: Social Media and News
January 2012
With research showing that most internet users stumble across news online while looking for something else, news organizations can no more ignore social media than they can ignore the communities they seek to serve (and the markets which its advertisers seek to reach).
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