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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015 | by Daniel Makonnen

In the wake of the attacks that killed over a hundred in Paris, a publisher explains the media’s role in responding, and why we shouldn’t make assumptions about the terrorists’ intended targets.

Grantee Spotlight

An Arts Endeavor in Tunisia Brings Together Government and Civil Society

November 4, 2015 | by Rana Yazaji

Art has proved to be an effective platform to promote freedom of expression and innovation among long-stifled Tunisians.

Reflections on Belarusian Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich

October 11, 2015 | by Aryeh Neier

A former Open Society board member proves that great works of art can be produced in the most repressive circumstances.

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.

Grantee Spotlight

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.