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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 Years After the Revolution, Tunisia’s Fragile Transition Still Inspires Hope

January 13, 2016 by Ammar Abu Zayyad 3

Grim as the future may sometimes look, the country continues to work toward freedom and democracy.

Can the Arab League Be Civil Society’s Partner for Human Rights?

December 9, 2015 by Mervat Rishmawi 4

To take on a more ambitious role that responds to Arab peoples’ aspirations for more rights and liberties, the Arab League and civil society need to deepen their relations.

Slain Human Rights Lawyer Warned of Turkey’s “Existential Crisis”

November 30, 2015 by Erika Dailey 1

Tahir Elçi, a torture survivor who became one of Turkey’s best known human rights lawyers, was shot dead at a peace rally in southeast Turkey on Saturday.

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