Access to Knowledge
From classroom textbooks to scholarly research, new technologies bring opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination. The Open Society Foundations support work that promotes access to knowledge, particularly among disadvantaged groups.
The EU’s New Privacy Rules Are Only a First Step
While the new rules governing how large tech companies use people’s data are a step in the right direction, more must be done in order to rein in the excesses of “surveillance capitalism.”
Helping Teachers Create More Inclusive Classrooms
Although the inclusive education movement has more supporters than ever, turning theory into practice can be the hardest part. A new initiative seeks to help teachers by giving them practical advice.
What’s in Your Drinking Water? Too Many People Still Don’t Know
This year’s International Right to Know Day was a reminder that despite the progress that’s been made, far too many people still don’t know the basic information they need to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.
Q&A: The Unjust Trial of Diego Gómez and the Necessity of Open Access
The story of the biologist—who is facing possible jail time simply for sharing a colleague’s research—is an unsettling reminder of why reforms to intellectual property laws are so desperately needed.
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.
Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan
Internet censorship in Pakistan is reaching new heights, threatening freedom of expression and the right to privacy.
The Scholarships That Launched the Open Society Foundations
For over three decades, support for disenfranchised scholars has been a key endeavor of the foundations.
Liberia’s Next Generation Finds Room to Grow
Despite an array of life-threatening challenges, young children in Liberia are finding support in a country that’s making strides in early childhood development.