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How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

August 1, 2016Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez
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The New Face of Solidarity

August 16, 2016Deepa Iyer
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Open Society Voices

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

July 18, 2016 | Stephen McInerney

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

Grantee Spotlight

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

June 29, 2016 | Hagai El-Ad

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.

This Tool Exposes How U.S. Security Assistance Is Being Spent Overseas

May 27, 2016 | Colby Goodman

U.S. funding for security in foreign countries has reached $17 billion per year. Now, civil society can see where all that money is going.

Grantee Spotlight

Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected

May 26, 2016 | Liam Maloney

A photo installation explores how refugees separated from friends and family manage to remain connected.

Grantee Spotlight

Filmmakers in Syria Humanize a Conflict Overwhelmed by Media Images

March 16, 2016 | Ali Atassi

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 | Larry Attree

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

Grantee Spotlight

How Businesses Profit from Israeli Settlements

February 12, 2016 | Shawan Jabarin

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

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

January 13, 2016 | Ammar Abu Zayyad

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 | Mervat Rishmawi

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 | Erika Dailey

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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