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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

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

How Tunisia Can Be an Example of Good Governance to the Region—and Beyond

November 3, 2014 by Bana Sayeh 10

Amira Yahyaoui, a vocal opponent of the ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali and founder of a transparency organization, discusses Tunisia’s way forward.

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014 by Anna Overstrom-Coleman 2

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

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Director, Arab Regional Office
Arab Regional Office

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Deadline:
December 15, 2014
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January 23, 2015
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February 2, 2015