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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.

Open Society Voices

For Migrant Workers, a Mobile Phone Can Be a Powerful Ally

February 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Frantz 2

What kinds of information do migrant domestic workers most need? And what are the best ways to get it to them?

Torching the Myths of Expensive Medicines

September 10, 2013 by Sebastian Krueger, Els Torreele 15

Less than four cents of every dollar made by pharmaceutical companies accounts for drug research and development. So why are lifesaving medicines so costly?

The Miracle in Marrakesh: Copyright Reform to End the “Book Famine”

June 28, 2013 by Vera Franz 1

An international copyright treaty will dramatically increase access to reading materials for the 300 million visually impaired people around the world.