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Media & Information

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.

Open Society Voices

For Chechen Women, Modesty is the New Normal

September 19, 2014 by Yukiko Yamagata 5

Photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Chechnya to explore what it means to come of age as a young woman living under an increasingly repressive regime.

Growing Pains in California’s Most Neglected Region

September 16, 2014 by Chuck Leung

Photographer Matt Black documents California’s Central Valley, one of the richest farming regions in the world, but also home to many of the poorest communities in the United States.

Can the Internet Save Itself?

September 10, 2014 by Laleh Ispahani, Chancellar Williams 4

The open internet is an essential condition of full and equal participation in the public sphere. This is why digital-rights groups, internet companies, and activists are uniting to protect net neutrality.

Open Society People

Darian Pavli
Senior Attorney
Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York

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