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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

New Industry Standards Aim to Protect the Lives of Freelance Journalists

March 4, 2015 by Marius Dragomir, Stewart Chisholm

As violence against journalists surges, a coalition of stakeholders is working to protect the industry’s most vulnerable workers: freelancers.

Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out.

February 19, 2015 by Eric King 3

A landmark court ruling will allow citizens to search for their personal information in the files of Britain’s intelligence agency.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 by Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

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Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York