The Open Society Foundations support journalism that verifies, exposes, and explains the world around us, especially where trustworthy information is scarce, or where media freedom is constrained by those who hold political or economic power.
Building a Citizen-Driven Media for the African Continent
Journalists and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to inform and connect their fellow citizens. A novel initiative seeks to bring these innovators together for the benefit of all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Palestine’s First “Civil” Media Organization Is a Breakthrough for Independent Journalism
Wattan, a news outlet that is neither privately owned nor government run, is elevating Palestine’s media landscape.
Nepali and Colombian Journalists Join Forces to Protect Their Peers
Colombia has made strides in protecting journalists from physical attacks. Now, a group of Nepali journalists is working to apply some of these methods in a different context.