In The News

This page includes articles and mentions of NED and NED grantees.

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 9, 2015

The Kim Regime's Atrocities and the Road Ahead

An excerpt of NED President Carl Gershman's article as it appeared in the World Affairs Journal on March 5th. :: 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

Mar 18, 2015

The Fighter Pilot and the Great Leader

NED President Carl Gershman reviewed Blaine Harden's new book on North Korea for the Wall Street Journal (March 17, 2015). :: MORE

Feb 20, 2015

North Korean Human Rights: the Road Ahead

Remarks by NED President Carl Gershman at "North Korean Human Rights: the Road Ahead," a conference commemorating the one year anniversary of the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report :: 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 18, 2015

Gershman: Are Czechs giving up on moral responsibility?

NED President Carl Gershman wrote an op-ed entitled, "Are Czechs giving up on moral responsibility" for The Washington Post (Nov. 16, 2014). In it, he notes that, Though the Czech government will be represented by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka at the CEREMONY [unveiling Havel's bust on Capitol Hill] Wednesday, there is growing evidence that the government has strayed drastically from Havel's legacy. :: 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

Oct 28, 2014

11th Annual Lipset Lecture titled “Russia’s Political System: The Drama of Decay,”

Washington, DC -- The Eleventh Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 p.m., at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC, featuring Lilia Shevtsova, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Dr. Shevtsova will deliver a lecture entitled "Russia's Political System: The Drama of Decay.” :: MORE

Oct 22, 2014

NED Welcomes Fall 2014 Fellows

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce its Fall 2014 cohort of Reagan-Fascell, Hurford Youth, and Visiting Fellows.  :: MORE

Aug 18, 2014

NED mourns the passing of Amb. Terence Todman

 It was with deep sadness that the Board and staff of NED learned of the death of Ambassador Terence Todman, who passed away on August 13, 2014 at the age of 88. :: MORE

Aug 12, 2014

Laith Kubba Talks About Current Political Developments in Iraq on PBS’ “NewsHour”

National Endowment for Democracy's Laith Kubba presents his analysis of the current political developments in Iraq on PBS NewsHour along with NED Board member Zalmay Khalilzad. :: MORE

Jul 17, 2014

NED fellow Sabir Nazar's cartoons on Buzzfeed

 NED Fellow Sabir Nazar's cartoons appeared on Buzzfeed.com today to explain 9 reaons why it's dangerous to be a journalist in Pakistan.  :: MORE