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MacArthur Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Defend Free Expression, Enhance Criminal Justice Internationally

The 22 grants support efforts to establish and protect an open and secure internet and to develop new technologies that will help protect human rights advocates and journalists at risk of physical security threats, legal harassment ... Read More
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Charting Global Human Rights Philanthropy

The Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group have partnered to create the first data-driven portrait of how foundations are advancing human rights around the world. Read More
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Video: Sustainable Hydro-Development for Ecosystem Protection

A video produced by the Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) illuminates innovative tools and techniques for operating dams that help protect and restore ecological systems and support human food production. Read More
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Arctic Funders’ Group Consultation

MacArthur hosted a meeting in July 2012 on the Russian Arctic as part of the Foundation’s interest in exploring the possibility of funding projects as part of our new them of “Russia’s Global Engagement.” Read More
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Meeting of Russia Experts and Donors

This report summarizes a meeting held in May 2012 between U.S. donors who have been active in Russia, including MacArthur, regarding the possibilities for constructive grantmaking in Russia moving forward. Read More

Human Rights Watch Wins Peabody Awards

Human Rights Watch, a MacArthur grantee, won two Peabodies for multimedia work on gold mining in Papua New Guinea and Russian civil society. Read More
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Study Maps Networks on Russian Twitter

A new report from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society delineates several networks within Russia’s Twitter ecosystem centered on topics ranging from politics to music to geographical position. Read More
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In Russia, Online Speech Remains Free from Government Control

A new report examines the Russian blogosphere, Twitter, and other media sources and finds vibrant and diverse discourse on Russian political and social issues. Read More
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Carnegie Moscow Center, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Carnegie Moscow Center provides an invaluable platform for open debate of key issues in a society at a crossroads. Read More
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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia. Read More

25 Russians to Watch

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Russian Grantee Wins Ruling, Repayment on Tax Status of Foreign Donations

Russia has repaid Agora Human Rights Association nearly one million rubles in excess taxes, the result of a precedent-setting ruling which found that Russian nonprofits are not required to pay tax on donations from foreign donors. Read More

Grantee Awarded Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly

The Committee Against Torture, a human rights grantee based in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, was awarded the biennial Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly to honor "outstanding civil society ... Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Igor Zevelev

Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
Portrait of John W. Slocum

John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
Portrait of Mikhail Troitskiy

Mikhail Troitskiy

Associate Director, Russia Office

Olga Abalakina

Program Assistant, Russia

Zoya Fedorova

Office Services Assistant, Russia

Igor G. Kadiaev

Technical Assistant, Russia

Natalie Osipova

Chief Accountant, Russia