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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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New Industry Standards Aim to Protect the Lives of Freelance Journalists

As violence against journalists surges, a coalition of stakeholders is working to protect the industry’s most vulnerable workers: freelancers.

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The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

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Who Owns the Media? Sometimes No One Knows

Ensuring transparency around media ownership is one of the simplest ways to promote democracy. Why do some countries refuse to do it?

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Journalists in Paris Debate the Limits of Free Expression

At a recent debate following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, some journalists equated “freedom of expression” with the freedom to exercise restraint.

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What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

In Colombia, where offending the wrong people has been getting journalists killed for decades, the power of satire is that much more cherished.

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For the Spanish Media, Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

Hobbled by crushing debt and exploited by politicians, the press in Spain is barely breathing. Can a coalition of civil society groups bring it back to life?

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

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