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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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For Those Seeking Education Opportunities Overseas, a Link to the Outside World

For students living in places with little access to information, figuring out how to study abroad can be daunting. A network of advising centers is changing that.

True or False? Fact-Checking Journalism Is Booming.

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From a Refugee Camp to a Biophysics Lab

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Technology and the Future of Work: The State of the Debate

This review examines major perspectives on the role of technology in shaping the future of work.

The Transparency Law That’s Opening Up Pakistan

A groundbreaking right-to-information law is already bearing fruit in Pakistan, as citizens and the media use it to shine a light on government corruption and inefficiency.