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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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Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

In a country where freedom of expression is sometimes criticized as a “Western construct,” one coalition is fighting to loosen Pakistan’s strict censorship laws.

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True or False? Fact-Checking Journalism Is Booming.

Around the world, small squadrons of journalists who speed-check facts and figures are changing how media works—and holding public officials to their word.

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Venezuela’s “Firefly” Aims to Illuminate News that Others Won’t

A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.

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Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

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African Court Orders Remedies and Damages in Case of Murdered Journalist

Africa’s fledgling human rights court has made its first substantial order of financial damages, in a case against Burkina Faso brought by the wife of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist murdered in 1998.

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In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.