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Middle East

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.

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The following Open Society programs focus on this region.

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Open Society Voices

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014 by Anna Overstrom-Coleman

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

October 28, 2014 by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.

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

September 12, 2014 by Martin Schoenteich 13

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.

Open Society People

Director, Arab Regional Office
Arab Regional Office

For Grant Seekers

Deadline:
December 15, 2014
Deadline:
February 2, 2015