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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

How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016 Yael Stein

When innocent civilians were killed, the military absolved its soldiers of wrongdoing—or declined to investigate at all.

Russia’s Bombing of Aleppo Must End

October 5, 2016 George Soros

I appeal to the people of Russia, Europe, and the rest of the world not to stand idly by, but to spread the word and voice their outrage.

Tunisia’s New Right to Information Law Needs People Power to Work

September 27, 2016 Joel Campagna, Eszter Filippinyi

The country is blazing a trail for transparency in a challenging region. But the law's potential for advancing democracy will depend on citizens' ability to use it.