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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

This Tool Exposes How U.S. Security Assistance Is Being Spent Overseas

May 27, 2016 by Colby Goodman

U.S. funding for security in foreign countries has reached $17 billion per year. Now, civil society can see where all that money is going.

Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected

May 26, 2016 by Liam Maloney

A photo installation explores how refugees separated from friends and family manage to remain connected.

Filmmakers in Syria Humanize a Conflict Overwhelmed by Media Images

March 16, 2016 by Ali Atassi 1

To counterbalance endless images of violence and rubble, a group in Syria is training filmmakers to excavate personal stories from the conflict.