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The Open Society Foundations promote independent media and professional, quality journalism, especially in countries undergoing a process of democratization.

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Recent Work

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Case Watch: Top Argentine Court Blazes a Trail on Online Free Expression

In a groundbreaking judgment, the Argentina Supreme Court found that search engines are not liable for unlawful third-party content appearing in search results.

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Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.

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Georgia Activists Close Ranks Online to Open Government Data

Four advocacy groups in Georgia joined efforts to create an online tool for more transparent governance, offering valuable lessons about the role of technology in NGO strategy.

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Erosion of Media Freedom in the Balkans: Shadows of the Nineties  

Milka Tadic Mijovic sheds some light on the current situation of media and journalists in her home country of Montenegro and in the region more broadly.

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Can the Internet Save Itself?

The open internet is an essential condition of full and equal participation in the public sphere. This is why digital-rights groups, internet companies, and activists are uniting to protect net neutrality.

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What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

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

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

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