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Access to Knowledge

Access to knowledge is a founding principle of any open society. From classroom textbooks to scholarly research, legal information to scientific data, new technologies bring new opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination. We support work that promotes access to knowledge, particularly among disadvantaged groups.

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Counteracting Propaganda and Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine

Drawing on Ukraine's experience, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels and the Open Society European Policy Institute discuss how to counter propaganda and disinformation.

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What’s in Your Drinking Water? Too Many People Still Don’t Know

This year’s International Right to Know Day was a reminder that despite the progress that’s been made, far too many people still don’t know the basic information they need to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.

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Q&A: The Unjust Trial of Diego Gómez and the Necessity of Open Access

The story of the biologist—who is facing possible jail time simply for sharing a colleague’s research—is an unsettling reminder of why reforms to intellectual property laws are so desperately needed.

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Q&A: The Fight to Save a Free and Open Internet

With existing regulations up for review, Gigi Sohn—an Open Society Leadership in Government Fellow and former counselor to the FCC chairman—speaks about the road ahead for advocates of a free, accessible internet.

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Solutions Summit

The Open Society Institute–Baltimore will host a summit designed to create a community-driven blueprint for the new mayor and city council to address some of Baltimore’s most intractable issues.

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Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan  

Internet censorship in Pakistan is reaching new heights, threatening freedom of expression and the right to privacy.