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.
Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.
In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.
Senegalese youth learn to express and sustain demands for change through a project that emphasizes rap and hip-hop culture.
This forum offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the underlying trends of a deepening confrontation between Russia and the West that extends into the realms of ideas, information, and values.