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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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Open Society Voices

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 by Siobhan Riordan 2

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians

April 17, 2015 by Will Doig

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.

The Human Cost of Secret U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

April 13, 2015 by Amrit Singh, Jonathan Horowitz 9

Courageous on-the-ground researchers give the world a look at the reality of a counterterrorism strategy that some in the U.S. government would argue is a model program.