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Media Freedom

Media Freedom

The Open Society Foundations promote independent media and professional, quality journalism, especially in countries undergoing a process of democratization.

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Recent Work

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Book Launch—Five Ideas to Fight For: How Our Freedom Is Under Threat and Why It Matters  
In this livestreamed event, leading human rights lawyer Anthony Lester discusses his new book, which presents a powerful account of what’s needed to protect our hard-won rights and freedoms.
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In the EU, Media Portrayals of Ukraine Reveal Europe’s Own Self-Interests

Depictions of the crisis are often shaped by attitudes that have little to do with Ukraine itself.

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Journalists in Pakistan Unite to Fight Violence Against Media

In a country where violence against media is common, an initiative is creating a united front—and a sense that an attack on one media outlet is an attack on them all.

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The Struggle of Displaced Journalists in Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine has forced many journalists to relocate, but their work has only become more vital.

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Justice Behind Bars: The Persecution of Civil Society in Azerbaijan

This discussion will feature a presentation of a new report that highlights the abuse of the criminal justice system during the current, unprecedented civil society crackdown in Azerbaijan.

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Can a Team of Independent Journalists Help Prevent ISIS Recruitment in Georgia?

In a region targeted by ISIS for young recruits, local journalists are exposing the terror group’s shadowy network, one case at a time.