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A free and independent press is vital to any democracy, ensuring government accountability and a diversity of viewpoints. The Open Society Foundations support efforts that expand and protect press freedoms, increase public access to knowledge and information, include minority voices in media, and use the arts to address pressing social issues.

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Venezuela’s “Firefly” Aims to Illuminate News that Others Won’t

June 17, 2015 by Marius Dragomir

A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.

Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

June 10, 2015 by Shuwei Fang 3

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

May 28, 2015 by Peter Noorlander 10

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.