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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

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.

You Can’t Bomb Your Way to Peace

February 19, 2016 by Larry Attree 5

A new series of reports shows the futility of using direct force to pursue global stability.

How Businesses Profit from Israeli Settlements

February 12, 2016 by Shawan Jabarin 19

Settlement businesses are perpetuating the Israeli occupation and violating Palestinians’ most basic rights. Palestinian civil society has worked hard to expose their complicity.

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Director, Arab Regional Office
Arab Regional Office