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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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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?

Report
Freedom of the Press, Expression, and Information in Spain

This report examines the history of media freedom and freedom of information in Spain.

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Inside a Paris Newsroom After the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

A day after 12 people were killed in a brazen terror attack aimed at a French magazine, one publisher explains why the media in France won’t be silenced.

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Why Romanian Journalists Are Opening Bakeries

Manipulated by politicians and desperate for money, Romania’s press is in crisis. But the country’s newly elected president could rewrite the story.

Event
Propaganda Revisited: A Look at Current Practice in Russia and Egypt  

Peter Pomerantsev, Michael Weiss, and Rabab El Mahdi discuss the deployment of propaganda and mis/disinformation in Russia and Egypt.

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Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York

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