From independent investigative journalism to budget transparency initiatives to legal action, the Open Society Foundations support those who expose and challenge the abuse of political or institutional power for personal gain.
Q&A: Watching the Watchers during a Pandemic
With states around the world embracing surveillance technology against COVID-19, civil society groups must step up to ensure that individual rights and anticorruption laws are not sacrificed for the sake of an easy fix.
An Iraq for All Iraqis
Protests in Iraq over corruption and joblessness are about more than the current’s failures. They are the expression of a rising generation’s desire to move beyond a spoils system based on ethnicity and sect.
A New Puerto Rico
“We’re More, and We’re Not Afraid”
It’s been two years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. In the time since, historic protests have forced a hated governor from office—inaugurating a new era of reform and political mobilization.
Q&A: Marielle Franco’s Enduring Legacy
Marielle Franco’s sister, Anielle, remembers her sister, her work for a better Brazil, and her legacy of fighting for marginalized women and girls.
A New Beginning
For a Better Future, Sudan Must Confront Its Past
With Omar al-Bashir no longer in power, the temptation to move beyond his regime’s crimes is understandable. But unless Sudan grapples with its past, it risks trading one corrupt dictatorship for another.
Comedy for a Cause
Jokes for Justice in Latin America
What role can humor play in promoting open society? In this video, Open Society Foundations grantees, staff, and partners explore how comedians and activists in Latin America use comedy to support human rights and democracy.
Justice for All
Using the Law to Empower the People of the Greater Mekong
In a region of the world where governmental and corporate forces often trample the rights of marginalized communities, the Mekong Legal Network is working to ensure the rule of law is accessible to those who need it most.
Authoritarianism in Africa
Nigerian Democracy’s Uncertain Future
The 2019 general election in Nigeria was marred by intimidation, dysfunction, and credible allegations of fraud. Here is why pro-democracy and civil society groups around the world should take notice.