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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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.

Voices
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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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.

Open Society People

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

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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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