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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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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.

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In Azerbaijan, It’s the Media Who Pay the Price  

In a nation where reporters face sometimes deadly risks, an exiled journalist believes even one independent media outlet can spark lasting change.

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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

In the wake of the attacks that killed over a hundred in Paris, a publisher explains the media’s role in responding, and why we shouldn’t make assumptions about the terrorists’ intended targets.

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Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

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.

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True or False? Fact-Checking Journalism Is Booming.

Around the world, small squadrons of journalists who speed-check facts and figures are changing how media works—and holding public officials to their word.