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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

Israeli Veterans Break Their Silence on Life in the Occupied Territories

November 26, 2014 by Yehuda Shaul

After serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, Yehuda Shaul met dozens of other veterans who were questioning the military’s tactics. Now, through an organization called Breaking the Silence, they’re finding their voice.

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.

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