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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

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

September 27, 2016 Joel Campagna, Eszter Filippinyi 2

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.

U.S. Assistance to the Middle East Is Drying Up When the Region Needs It Most

July 18, 2016 Stephen McInerney 2

President Obama says America stands with civil society in the Middle East, but declining funding for democracy and governance there tells a different story.

How the Israeli Military’s “Justice” System Shields an Illegal Occupation

June 29, 2016 Hagai El-Ad 7

The farcical process not only fails to achieve justice for Palestinians killed or harmed by Israeli soldiers—it lends a sheen of false legitimacy to the occupation itself.