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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.

Recent Work

Can the Internet Save Itself?

The open internet is an essential condition of full and equal participation in the public sphere. This is why digital-rights groups, internet companies, and activists are uniting to protect net neutrality.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

Mapping Digital Media: Global Findings

The Global Findings of the Mapping Digital Media project assess the forces affecting digital media and independent journalism worldwide.

Case Watch: Who Killed Deyda Hydara?

West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

Japan’s State Secrecy Law Faulted in Human Rights Review

The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva has said Tokyo’s restrictive new secrecy legislation falls short on global standards.

Privacy, Censorship, and the “Right to Be Forgotten” in the Digital Age  

Laura Reed of Freedom House and Darian Pavli of the Open Society Justice Initiative discuss a recent controversial decision by the European Court of Justice about search engine results.

Open Society People

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

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