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Putting Human Rights First

November 27, 2017Aryeh Neier

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Q&A: The Fight to Save a Free and Open Internet

May 15, 2017

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.

In the Information Battle with Post-Soviet States, the West Is Losing Ground

April 17, 2017 | Adam Hug

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.

A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law

April 22, 2016 | Donysha Smith

Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.

Case Watch: Will the EU’s Top Court Outlaw Mass Surveillance?

September 29, 2015 | Simon Cox

U.S. domestic surveillance practices, exposed by Edward Snowden, present a profound legal challenge to the European Union's data protection regime.

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

Is This the End of Jobs as We Know Them?

April 7, 2015 | Bill Vandenberg

In the future, which workers will “win” and which ones will “lose”?

Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out

February 19, 2015 | Eric King

A landmark court ruling will allow citizens to search for their personal information in the files of Britain’s intelligence agency.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 | Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy

November 18, 2014 | Chuck Leung

Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 | Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

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