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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

Tunisia’s Negligence of Small Farmers Is Creating a Food Crisis

November 2, 2016 Ezzaddean El Safi

Efforts to kick-start the economy largely exclude small farmers, leaving the country dangerously dependent on imported food.

Why Breaking the Silence Needs the Right to Keep Silent

October 24, 2016 Daniel Simons

An Israeli rights group used testimony from soldiers to bring to light abuses in Gaza and the occupied West Bank; now it is under legal pressure to expose its sources.

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.