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What You Need to Know About the Refugee Crisis in Hungary

September 30, 2015by Márta Pardavi, Gábor Gyulai

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

September 29, 2015 | by Simon Cox

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

The Role of Arts and Culture in an Open Society

September 22, 2015 | by Chris Stone

By supporting artistic endeavors, we help make manifest our most ambitious goals and ideals.

How Can We Make Data Work for Individuals and Communities?

September 14, 2015 | by Janet Haven

The world is increasingly quantified. Open Society is partnering with the Knight Foundation to find ways for this to benefit all of us.

Preserving Open Society in a World Run by Algorithms

August 3, 2015 | by Janet Haven

A range of projects seeks to examine how democracy and freedom function in a world where decisions are increasingly made by number-crunching computers.

Europe’s Roma Struggle to Reclaim Their Arts Scene

July 31, 2015 | by Delaine Le Bas, Tímea Junghaus

Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.

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Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

July 22, 2015 | by Samina Naz

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.

True or False? Fact-Checking Journalism Is Booming.

July 22, 2015 | by Sameer Padania

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.

Venezuela’s “Firefly” Aims to Illuminate News that Others Won’t

June 17, 2015 | by Marius Dragomir

A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.

Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

June 10, 2015 | by Shuwei Fang

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

May 28, 2015 | by Peter Noorlander

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.