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Access to knowledge is a founding principle of any open society. From classroom textbooks to scholarly research, legal information to scientific data, new technologies bring new opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination. We support work that promotes access to knowledge, particularly among disadvantaged groups.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
Peter Pomerantsev, Michael Weiss, and Rabab El Mahdi discuss the deployment of propaganda and mis/disinformation in Russia and Egypt.
The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.
Two of South Africa’s most recognized legal activists talk about using the law to campaign for the human rights of people living with HIV.
Open Society Fellow Ben Rawlence discusses how best to promote a broad-based culture of education and opportunity among refugee populations.
Kishore Singh presents key findings and recommendations from his recent report to the UN General Assembly, which examines how privatization adversely impacts the right to education.
The global rise and lack of regulation of privatization in education deepens inequality across the world. A UN report emphasizes the urgent need to preserve education as a public good.