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Media & Information

A free and independent press is vital to any democracy, ensuring government accountability and a diversity of viewpoints. The Open Society Foundations support efforts that expand and protect press freedoms, increase public access to knowledge and information, include minority voices in media, and use the arts to address pressing social issues.

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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015 by Daniel Makonnen 7

In the wake of the attacks that killed over a hundred in Paris, a publisher explains the media’s role in responding, and why we shouldn’t make assumptions about the terrorists’ intended targets.

An Arts Endeavor in Tunisia Brings Together Government and Civil Society

November 4, 2015 by Rana Yazaji 6

Art has proved to be an effective platform to promote freedom of expression and innovation among long-stifled Tunisians.

Reflections on Belarusian Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich

October 11, 2015 by Aryeh Neier

A former Open Society board member proves that great works of art can be produced in the most repressive circumstances.