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Media Freedom

Media Freedom

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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Court Clears the Way for Greater Press Freedom in Africa

In a judgment that could have ramifications throughout the continent, an African international court has ruled that journalists should be protected from imprisonment for criminal defamation.

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The Inaugural EurasiaNet/Harriman Institute Forum

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.

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Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

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

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