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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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Preserving Open Society in a World Run by Algorithms

August 3, 2015 by Janet Haven 2

A range of projects seeks to examine how democracy and freedom function in a world where decisions are increasingly made by number-crunching computers.

Europe’s Roma Struggle to Reclaim Their Arts Scene

July 31, 2015 by Delaine Le Bas, Tímea Junghaus 5

Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.

Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

July 22, 2015 by Samina Naz

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.