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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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Q&A: Journalism and the Crisis in Venezuela

Investigative journalist and Armando.info cofounder Ewald Scharfenberg discusses the importance of holding governments accountable—especially during times of instability.

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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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In the Information Battle with Post-Soviet States, the West Is Losing Ground

A new report examines how propaganda and disinformation are being disseminated across Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and elsewhere, including across Europe and America—and what can be done about it.

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Book Launch—Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia

Alex Cooley speaks about his new book, which explores unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West.

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Palestine’s First “Civil” Media Organization Is a Breakthrough for Independent Journalism

Wattan, a news outlet that is neither privately owned nor government run, is elevating Palestine’s media landscape.

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Nepali and Colombian Journalists Join Forces to Protect Their Peers

Colombia has made strides in protecting journalists from physical attacks. Now, a group of Nepali journalists is working to apply some of these methods in a different context.