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THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
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April 20, 2017

Remarks by Carl Gershman at the Conference on “The United...

NED President Carl Gershman asks, "Does Democracy Matter?" at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC.

April 18, 2017

NED welcomes new Reagan-Fascell fellows from Guatemala,...

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program hosts democratic activists, scholars, and journalists for five-month fellowships, bringing fresh insights and perspectives to Washington, DC.

April 11, 2017

NED Mourns the loss of Edward Donley

The Board of Directors and staff of the National Endowment for Democracy were deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of former NED Board member Edward Donley, who died on April 1, 2017 at the age of 95.  Mr. Donley, a business leader...

March 23, 2017

New CIMA Report: Media Development in the Digital Age: Five...

How the Internet is governed and develops in the future thus has a direct and immediate impact on media development – yet, the media development community has been largely absent from global, multi-stakeholder governance forums. A report,...

March 07, 2017

New CIMA Report: Beyond the Great Firewall: How China Became...

In her CIMA report, Shanthi Kalathil delves into China’s unprecedented attempts to harness the global information ecosystem, primarily through three avenues: shaping international news media, guiding the evolution of the global Internet, and...

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Initiatives

  • WORLD MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

    A network of activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders who work

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  • INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES

    The Forum strives to bridge the gap between academic research and the practice of democracy.

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  • journal of democracy

    The Journal of Democracy is the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy

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  • CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE

    Raises the visibility and improves the effectiveness of media development around the world.

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