Slovakia’s commitment to publishing corporate and government documents online has caught all of Europe’s attention—including the country’s old partner, the Czech Republic.
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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.
U.S. domestic surveillance practices, exposed by Edward Snowden, present a profound legal challenge to the European Union's data protection regime.
The world is increasingly quantified. Open Society is partnering with the Knight Foundation to find ways for this to benefit all of us.
A range of projects seeks to examine how democracy and freedom function in a world where decisions are increasingly made by number-crunching computers.
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.
Under current U.S. law, national security whistleblower Edward Snowden has no recourse to a public interest defense. This event discusses options for reform.
European members of parliament have called on the United States to give Edward Snowden a chance to defend his disclosures as being in the public interest.