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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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Q&A: The Upstart Newspaper Exposing Corruption in Afghanistan

Seizing the opportunity created by a severe lack of independent news organizations, a group of young people in Kabul are using journalism to hold corrupt government officials accountable for abusing their power.

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Implementation of the EU–Moldova Association Agreement: Views from Civil Society

In the run-up to the next EU–Moldova Association Council in April, this discussion will provide an assessment of Moldova’s implementation of the Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

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Journalism Needs Freelancers, and Freelancers Need Protection

Despite often working out of the spotlight, freelancers play an indispensable role in journalism today. News organizations, and readers, must do more to ensure their safety.

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Russia’s Presence in France Goes Deeper Than RT
While questions about the proper role of Russian state-backed media in France are important, the longstanding historical, cultural, and political links between the two countries are being overlooked.
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Counteracting Propaganda and Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine

Drawing on Ukraine's experience, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels and the Open Society European Policy Institute discuss how to counter propaganda and disinformation.

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Repression Beyond Borders: Exiled Azerbaijanis in Georgia

Join us for the Brussels launch of a new report that documents how Azerbaijani journalists and activists have been harassed by their government even while living abroad.