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May 12, 2015

Venezuelan Political Prisoners are winners of NED’s 2015 Democracy Award

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will recognize and honor the brave struggle of Venezuela’s political prisoners with its 2015 Democracy Award. Prominent Venezuelan political prisoners Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma will be honored along with Tamara Sujú, a Venezuelan lawyer and human rights defender currently living in exile in the Czech Republic. Ledezma’s Award will be accepted on his behalf by his wife Mitzy Capriles. Lopez’s award will be accepted by his wife, Lilian Tintori. Both women are tireless campaigners for their husbands’ release and for the release of all political prisoners in Venezuela. :: MORE

May 4, 2015

Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at the National Endowment for Democracy's Symposium on "The Struggle for Russia's Future" honoring Boris Nemtsov

Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at the National Endowment for Democracy's Symposium on "The Struggle for Russia's Future" honoring Boris Nemtsov this morning. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: :: MORE

Apr 3, 2015

"If Russia Had Become Democratic...."

Marc Plattner, NED's Vice President for Research and Studies and coeditor of the Journal of Democracy, spoke with Levada Center sociologist Denis Volkov about "the essence of the Russian political order." :: MORE

Mar 30, 2015

Grantee Spotlight: Julieta Montaño Receives 2015 International Women of Courage Award

Julieta Montaño, NED grantee of the Bolivian NGO Oficina Jurídica de la Mujer (Judicial Office for Women), received the U.S. Department of State’s 2015 International Women of Courage Award. :: MORE

Mar 24, 2015

Tibet's leader: Use of force is an entirely wrong method to employ

His Holiness addressed conference on the theme — ‘Strengthening Democracy in Asia’ to mark the legacy of veteran Indian activist and politician, George Fernandes at the India International Centre in New Delhi. :: MORE

Mar 18, 2015

NED Welcomes Spring 2015 Fellows

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce its Spring 2015 cohort of Reagan-Fascell, Hurford Youth, and Visiting Fellows. In residence are leading democracy activists, practitioners, journalists, and scholars from Afghanistan, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Pakistan, Russia, and Uganda. :: MORE

Feb 19, 2015

Grantee Spotlight: Azizullah Royesh Top-10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize

Azizullah Royesh, former NED Reagan-Fascell fellow and current NED grantee in Afghanistan, is one of 10 finalists for the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize. The prize is an annual $1 million award given to an innovative and exemplary teacher who has inspired their students and communities. :: MORE

Feb 19, 2015

Putin’s Frozen Conflicts

An excerpt of an article By Robert Orttung and Christopher Walker as it appeared on foreignpolicy.com on Feb. 13th. :: MORE

Feb 10, 2015

How to Save Afghanistan's Democracy

Tabish Forugh, a Reagan-Fascell Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, writes on FP.com about the elections in Afghanistan.

On September 21, 2014, after months of gridlock following a hotly contested election, Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal to form a National Unity Government. As part of the arrangement, Ghani became Afghanistan’s president while Abdullah assumed the newly created position of chief executive officer, who heads the cabinet. :: MORE

Jan 9, 2015

Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy Issues Statement of Solidarity With the People of France

At its first meeting of 2015, the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) issued a statement of solidarity with the people of France in reaction to the recent terrorist attack in Paris. :: MORE