Long Story Short #14: Government crackdowns and the future of the Open Society Foundation

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Guest: Michael Igoe, Devex senior reporter
Host: Kate Midden, Devex engagement editor

As the space for civil society’s work closes, what’s in store for one of the world’s largest philanthropies — the Open Society Foundation — and its grantees?

In this episode, Devex Engagement Editor Kate Midden and Senior Reporter Michael Igoe discuss how blacklists, regulatory restrictions, and dismantling systems are contributing to a shrinking civil space — and how an organization committed to fostering democratic societies is looking to respond.

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