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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

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

Case Watch: Who Killed Deyda Hydara?

August 13, 2014 by Rupert Skilbeck

West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

Making Progress on Freedom of Information in Africa

August 13, 2014 by Chidi Odinkalu, Maxwell Kadiri 2

Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.

Open Society People

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

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