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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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Senegalese Rappers Set the News to a Beat, and Viewership Soars

May 22, 2015 by Amanda Fortier

An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.

Romeo and Juliet Finds New Life in Serbia and Kosovo

May 19, 2015 by Beka Vuco

A new production of Romeo and Juliet—performed by actors from Serbia and Kosovo—shows how the arts can foster understanding between cultures.

We Want to Hear What You Think About the European Roma Institute

May 18, 2015 by Zeljko Jovanovic 6
The idea of an institute for Roma culture and heritage is more relevant and urgent than ever. Now we want your feedback.

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