The massive data leak reveals how vast amounts of wealth are secretly moved around the world. Now, political leaders must close the loopholes that allow this to happen.
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Silence and secrecy are two of the most powerful tools that governments can employ to mute critics and cloak their actions from public scrutiny. The Open Society Foundations work to uphold the right to speak and to know—in order to support public involvement in government and accountability, and to challenge corruption and human rights abuses.
The bombshell reports detailing how offshore companies enable financial secrecy were made possible by a global effort of hundreds of journalists working in tandem.
Paraguay’s new access to information law, enacted with the support of civil society organizations, has been used to uncover corruption across various government agencies.
Amid the intense debate over the UK’s proposed Investigatory Powers Bill, members of parliament are backing stronger protections for whistleblowers.
Two Open Society Fellows discuss public–private partnerships in education and natural resource exploitation in India.
Jamie Holmes discusses his book, Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing, on navigating the increasingly ambiguous and uncertain modern world.
In a nation where reporters face sometimes deadly risks, an exiled journalist believes even one independent media outlet can spark lasting change.