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The National Dialogue Quartet’s Vital Music

October 9, 2015 | by Chris Stone

The Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on the four groups advancing Tunisia’s democracy brightens the beacon of hope for all of us.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 | by Richard Weir

The United States must hold itself accountable for all civilians killed or injured in drone strikes, not just U.S. citizens or other Westerners.

Grantee Spotlight

Israeli Soldiers Break Their Silence on the Gaza Conflict

July 6, 2015 | by Ammar Abu Zayyad

A group of veterans who fought in the Palestinian Territories are testifying about what they did with the goal of making Israeli society face up to its military’s actions.

Grantee Spotlight

Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films

June 26, 2015 | by Stefano Liberti

From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.

An ICC Investigation of Possible War Crimes in Palestine Could Benefit All Involved

June 25, 2015 | by James Goldston

The White House and Israel both oppose the court taking a role in the region, but the process holds tangible rewards for all parties.

Grantee Spotlight

For Exploited Migrant Workers, a Good Lawyer Can Make All the Difference

May 11, 2015 | by Linda Kalash

Working in foreign countries with unfamiliar laws and languages, migrant workers often find themselves unable to access justice. A free legal service is changing that.

Grantee Spotlight

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | by Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.


Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians

April 17, 2015 | by Will Doig

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.

The Human Cost of Secret U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

April 13, 2015 | by Amrit Singh, Jonathan Horowitz

Courageous on-the-ground researchers give the world a look at the reality of a counterterrorism strategy that some in the U.S. government would argue is a model program.

Grantee Spotlight

Can Investigative Journalism Flourish in the Arab World?

March 24, 2015 | by Rana Sabbagh

Secretive governments and social norms that discourage debate have held back quality journalism in many Arab countries. A new initiative aims to change that.