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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

Why Saudi Arabia Is on the Defensive

February 13, 2015 by Stephen Hubbell, Madawi al-Rasheed

Threatened by hostile neighbors and collapsing oil prices, the infamously oppressive kingdom is struggling to maintain its regional dominance.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 by Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

A Scholarship That Follows Its Recipients Home

December 19, 2014 by Zoe Brogden 1

This fall, the first Civil Society Leadership Awards scholars enrolled at universities around the U.S. with one goal: to bring new skills and ideas back to their home countries.