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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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Azerbaijan’s Wrong Turn

Authorities in Baku appear to be newly reinvigorated in their war on Azerbaijani dissidents living in exile. A recent alleged kidnapping and a new report each offer a disturbing reminder of this rising threat to human rights.

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Repression Beyond Borders: Exiled Azerbaijanis in Georgia

A new report documents how Azerbaijani journalists and activists have been harassed by their government even while living abroad.

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How Young Pakistanis Are Sharing Their World on Bolo Jawan

Weddings, politics, food, sport and more: a new website is giving young Pakistanis the opportunity to write about life from their point of view.

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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.