Why Are Doctors Still Performing Genital Surgery on Infants? Lydia Guterman January 30, 2012 BLOG Medical studies show that performing genital reshaping surgery on intersex children at birth or soon after usually causes psychological damage to patients. Yet this remains the standard of care in most countries, despite protests from patient advocates.
U.S. Supreme Court Extends Constitution to GPS Tracking Jim Dempsey January 30, 2012 BLOG In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that government agents violated the Constitution when they tracked a suspect for 28 days using a GPS device installed without a warrant.
Black Male Mentoring: Decoding the Image Stephen Powell January 27, 2012 BLOG Without the help of black men and other caring adults serving as their guides, beating the odds can seem quite insurmountable for young black males.
Three Principles to Strengthen the Rule of Law James A. Goldston January 26, 2012 BLOG World leaders have an opportunity at the United Nations this year to declare that the application of law should be free of the taint of political interest.
Mandatory Minimum Ensnares Law-Abiding Marine Julie Stewart January 24, 2012 BLOG 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 BLOG Tom Alexander's insistence on linking social justice with quality in education challenged and inspired us all.
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.
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).