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In the Middle East, the Open Society Foundations focus on providing grants to organizations addressing issues of governance and rights, media and information, women’s empowerment, education, and arts and culture.

Open Society Voices

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 by Martin Schoenteich

Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson 9

Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

How to Protect Migrant Workers in Nepal

June 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Frantz 14

Nepali migrants are routinely cheated and forced into debt by recruitment agents. How can existing justice mechanisms be used to hold them accountable?

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