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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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Journalists in Paris Debate the Limits of Free Expression

January 29, 2015 by Marius Dragomir

At a recent debate following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, some journalists equated “freedom of expression” with the freedom to exercise restraint.

What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 by Maria Teresa Ronderos

In Colombia, where offending the wrong people has been getting journalists killed for decades, the power of satire is that much more cherished.

For the Spanish Media, Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

January 16, 2015 by Francesca Fanucci 2

Hobbled by crushing debt and exploited by politicians, the press in Spain is barely breathing. Can a coalition of civil society groups bring it back to life?

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Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York