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Mapping Digital Media: Poland

Andrzej Krajewski & Karim Diakite
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Digital switch-over of terrestrial broadcasting in Poland may still be almost a year away, but the lead-up and preparations to it have shed light on the most entrenched...

Mapping Digital Media: Russia

Alexei Pankin, Andrei Fedotov, Andrei Richter, Anastasia Alekseeva & Daria Osipova
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. In the two years preceding the financial crisis of 2008, Russia experienced unparalleled growth that helped boost computer ownership, internet subscription rates, and advertising in the media. The...

Mapping Digital Media: Jordan

Rana F. Sweis & Dina Baslan
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. With high levels of education and literacy, and a youthful population, Jordan is well-placed to explore the opportunities of digital media. Momentum for political reform was catalyzed by...

Mapping Digital Media: Kazakhstan

Frederick Emrich, Yevgeniya Plakhina & Dariya Tsyrenzhapova
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Oil-rich and ruled by an uncontested leader, Kazakhstan has in recent years moved further in the direction of restricting press freedom while the government’s grip tightens on the...

Mapping Digital Media: Armenia

Martin Ayvazyan, Ashot Melikyan, Mesrop Harutyunyan, Artur Papyan & Suren Deheryan
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Recent years have seen a rapid expansion of the internet in Armenia, not only among the residents of the capital city and other urban areas, but also in...

Mapping Digital Media: Finland

Sampsa Saikkonen & Paula Häkämies
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Traditional media, news platforms, and public service media have maintained their historically strong position in the digital era in Finland. Traditional media also dominate the news offering on...

Mapping Digital Media: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meliha Tahmaz, Amer Džihana & Kristina Cendic
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Both media organizations and the organization of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been profoundly affected by ethnocentrism, political clientelism, the withdrawal of international donors, and the financial...

Mapping Digital Media: Digital Media, Conflict and Diasporas in the Horn of Africa

Iginio Gagliardone & Nicole Stremlau
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. The Horn of Africa is one of the least connected regions in the world. Nevertheless, digital media play an important social and political role in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and...

Mapping Digital Media: Freedom of Expression Rights in the Digital Age

Andrew Puddephatt
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. This paper assesses the impact of digital communications on the right to freedom of expression. It examines the internet and world wide web as a new platform for...

Mapping Digital Media: India

Vibodh Parthasarathi, Alam Srinivas, Archna Shukla, Supriya Chotani, Anja Kovacs, Anuradha Raman & Siddharth Narain
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. The United Nations pointed out in 2010 that more Indians have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet. There are over 800 million mobile connections, although...

Mapping Digital Media: Hungary

Borbála Tóth
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Media debate in Hungary has been dominated since mid-2010 by a new and far-reaching package of media laws, referred to collectively as the 2010 media regulation. Ostensibly enacted...

Mapping Digital Media: Lithuania

Artūras Račas, Liutauras Ulevičius & Džiugas Paršonis
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. The explosion of digital media and their impact on journalism and democracy in Lithuania coincided with the country's second decade of independence and with the economic crisis of...

Mapping Digital Media: Morocco

Bouziane Zaid & mohammed IBAHRINE
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. Before the 1990s, the culture of media in Morocco was authoritarian, administrative, and partisan. This changed during the political liberalization and democratization that marked the second half of...

Mapping Digital Media: Moldova

Victor Gotisan, Olivia Pîrţac, Vitalie Dogaru, Roxana Teodorcic, Cristina Mogîldea & Tatiana Eţco
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs. In Moldova, the combination of digitization and political change has increased the diversity of media outlets and their news, the plurality of opinions, and the transparency of public...

We’re Tired of Taking You to the Court: Human Rights Abuses by Kenya’s Anti-Terrorism Police Unit

Jonathan Horowitz
The Kenyan government has credited its Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) with providing a robust counterterrorism response, thwarting dozens of terrorist plots, and arresting or killing dozens of terrorist suspects. But, in carrying out its work, the ATPU has committed a wide array of human rights abuses that violate international, regional, and domestic law. This report is based on over 40 interviews carried out by researchers from the Open Society Justice Initiative and Muslims for Human...

To Look At Life Through Women's Eyes: Women's Oral Histories From the Former Soviet Union

Debra Schultz & Elmira Shishkaraeva
This publication provides a small sample of groundbreaking research work undertaken by women scholars/activists from eight countries in the former Soviet Union. The experiences of the 14 women portrayed illustrate the challenges and small victories of life in Soviet and post-socialist times. To Look at Life Through Women's Eyes is intended to provide a vision of the region's diversity and rich history, as well as help create linkages between scholars of this region and the...

Undeniable Atrocities: Confronting Crimes against Humanity in Mexico

Eric A. Witte
There is a “reasonable basis” to believe that both Mexican government forces and the Zetas drug cartel have committed crimes against humanity against civilians over the past decade, according to this report from the Open Society Justice Initiative and five Mexican partners. The report, Undeniable Atrocities: Confronting Crimes against Humanity in Mexico, also accuses successive governments of almost completely failing to ensure accountability for atrocity crimes, due primarily to political obstruction. It calls on Mexico...

White Working Class Communities in Stockholm

Tobias Hübinette & Charlotte Hyltén-Cavallius
This report is part of a six-city research series, Europe’s White Working Class Communities, which examines the realities of people from majority populations in Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Lyon, Manchester, and Stockholm. White Working Class Communities in Stockholm explores the experiences and concerns of majority Swedes in Greater Stockholm, more specifically in the municipality of Southern Botkyrka. Botkyrka is the fifth-largest municipality in Greater Stockholm, with a history of migration stretching back to at least the...

White Working Class Communities in Berlin

Andreas Hieronymus & Dušan Ugrina
This report is part of a six-city research series, Europe’s White Working Class Communities, which examines the realities of people from majority populations in Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Lyon, Manchester, and Stockholm. White Working Class Communities in Berlin explores the views and experiences of the majority population living in the northern parts of the former East Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf with high indicators of social, economic, and political marginalization. The report focuses on six areas of...

Unmaking Americans: Insecure Citizenship in the United States

Laura Bingham & Natasha Arnpriester
In the United States, citizenship is a unifying force built around a core set of commonly agreed ideals, including the inherent equality of all people. Yet U.S. citizenship law and practice are marked by gaps, weaknesses, and opportunities for arbitrary decision-making. Today, those gaps and weaknesses are being exploited to take U.S. citizenship away from members of marginalized groups. This report and corresponding fact sheet document three techniques currently being used to attack the identity...

TB Policy in Brazil: A Civil Society Perspective

Ezio TAVORA DOS SANTOS FILHO
Published by the Open Society Institute's Public Health Watch project, TB Policy in Brazil: A Civil Society Perspective challenges the Brazilian government to improve its record on TB, which kills more than 5,000 Brazilians annually and is a leading cause of infectious death for people living with HIV/AIDS. Drawing upon extensive field research and interviews with a wide range of patients, health care workers, and policymakers, the report notes that public awareness of TB's symptoms...

Shining a Light on a Hidden Epidemic

Jeff Hoover
Hepatitis C presents a serious health threat worldwide. Some 150 million individuals are currently living with the virus, and nearly four million people become infected every year. Hepatitis C is particularly devastating in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where infection is strongly correlated with injection drug use. Yet, the cost of treatment remains prohibitive to most people in the region. Lack of effective treatment not only causes serious harm to individuals, it directly impacts the...

Regulating Police Stop and Search: An Evaluation of the Northamptonshire Police Reasonable Grounds Panel

Michael Shiner & Paul Thornbury
Police stops, including stop and search, vehicle stops, and identity checks, are one of the most common forms of adversarial contact between police and public. These encounters are notoriously asymmetric and have profound implications for police and community relations The Reasonable Grounds Panel developed by the Northamptonshire Police in England is an innovative approach to regulating police use of their stop and search powers. The Panel engages members of the public directly in determining whether...

Rights Not Rescue: Female, Male, and Trans Sex Workers' Human Rights in Southern Africa

Jayne Arnott & Anna-Louise Crago
Sex workers are subjected to widespread human rights abuses, including police violence and unequal access to health care, in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Despite enormous challenges, sex workers are organizing to protect their rights and demand an end to violence and discrimination. Published by the Open Society Institute, Rights Not Rescue is based on a series of interviews and focus groups with sex workers and advocates throughout the three countries.

Somalis in Leicester

Dilwar Hussain, Sughra Ahmed, Samina Ali, Shaila Bibi, Rabiha Hannan & Naved Siddiqi
Somalis in Leicester explores the views and experiences of Somali communities living in Leicester, focusing on five areas of local policy—employment, education, health, political participation, and policing—as well as broader themes of belonging and identity. The presence of Somalis in the UK dates back to the late 19th century. Today, the Somali community of Leicester is one of the largest in the UK, and Leicester’s Somalis can be divided into three broad categories: British-born Somalis,...

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