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Media & Information

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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Open Society Voices

Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians

April 17, 2015 by Will Doig

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.

The Tricky Practice—and Vast Potential—of Public Polling in Burma

April 15, 2015 by Kathy Frankovic

A new study shows that even in a society where freedom of expression is restricted, pollsters can learn a lot about what people want from their government.

Could This Media Outlet Change the Way Russians View the News?

April 9, 2015 by Gregory Shvedov 1

At the independent media outlet Caucasian Knot, a small team of journalists is doing something almost unheard of in Russia: reporting the news without self-censorship.

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