In The News

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

May 21, 2013

North Korea Grantees Featured in the Guardian

Free North Korea Radio and Daily NK, both NED grantees, were featured in “North Koreans tune in for a glimpse of the outside world” in The Guardian (UK, May 1, 2013). :: MORE

May 3, 2013

Democracy Promotion Benefits the United States

NED Board member Zalmay Khalilzad responds to the National Interest. :: MORE

Apr 12, 2013

NED’s Rodger Potocki interviewed by RFE/RL on democracy efforts in Russia

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty interviews Rodger Potocki, NED senior director for Europe. :: MORE

Apr 9, 2013

Oswaldo Paya event featured in Washington Post editorial

In the Washington Post's April 9 editorial, "Oswaldo Paya's fight for a democratic Cuba lives on," the editorial board quotes remarks made by Rosa Maria Payá at a NED event. :: MORE

Apr 5, 2013

NED's Christopher Walker pens NYT Op-Ed on state-controlled media

International Forum for Democratic Studies Executive Director Christopher Walker discussed state-controlled media and its effect on civil society and political life across the world in an op-ed published the New York Times. :: MORE

Mar 15, 2013

The Economist discusses the Journal of Democracy's recent articles on China

In "The Old Regime and the Revolution" (3/16/13), the Economist cites the Journal of Democracy's January 2013 cluster "China at the Tipping Point?" :: MORE

Jan 24, 2013

Afghan Grantee Honored with Press Freedom Prize

The founder of NED grantee Hasht-e Subh, a national, daily newspaper in Afghanistan, received the prestigious Press Freedom Prize from Reporters Without Borders. :: MORE

Jan 22, 2013

Preserve programs that promote democracy abroad

"Preserve programs that promote democracy abroad," an op-ed by Madeline Albright, John Podesta, Vin Weber and Daniel Runde published in POLITICO makes the case for preserving US programs that promote democracy abroad. :: MORE

Nov 9, 2012

Activists and Scholars from Argentina, Egypt, Russia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United States, Yemen, and Zambia among new class of Fellows

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce its Fall 2012 cohort of Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows. In residence are leading practitioners, journalists, and scholars from Argentina, Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, the United States, Yemen, and Zambia. :: MORE

Sep 28, 2012

AP features former Reagan-Fascell fellow in report on Vietnam's internet crackdown

Former Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Le Quoc Quan was featured prominently in an Associated Press story on internet crackdowns in Vietnam. :: MORE

Sep 21, 2012

Suu Kyi's remarks at 2012 Democracy Award featured in The Irrawaddy

The Irrawaddy features remarks Aung San Suu Kyi made at a ceremony presenting the NED 2012 Democracy Award to the Democracy Movement of Burma. Suu Kyi urged her fellow citizens to work together while paying tribute to five of her compatriots who accepted the award on behalf of the broader movement. :: MORE

Sep 17, 2012

Foreign Policy magazine details Suu Kyi's U.S. trip, including NED 2012 Democracy Award

Foreign Policy magazine discussed likely policy implications of famed Burmese democracy activist Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's upcoming visit to the United States, during which she will receive the Congressional Gold Medal, meet with policy makers, and offer remarks at the National Endowment for Democracy's 2012 Democracy Award, this year honoring Burma's democracy movement. :: MORE

Sep 17, 2012

AP covers 2012 Democracy Award recipient's decision to remain in Burma

Min Ko Naing, a prominent Burmese democracy activist set to be one of five recipients of the National Endowment for Democracy's 2012 Democracy Award, has decided to remain in Burma as a show of solidarity with more than a dozen other activists, the Associated Press reports. :: MORE

Sep 11, 2012

NED's Laith Kubba discusses tensions in Iraq on PBS Newshour

Dr. Laith Kubba, senior director for Middle East and North Africa at the NED, was featured Sept. 10 on PBS Newshour in a discussion of sectarian tensions in Iraq. :: MORE

Sep 6, 2012

Gershman, Fukuyama and Ponce featured in Nueva Política magazine

NED President Carl Gershman and Board Member Francis Fukuyama were both featured in the July 2012 edition of Nueva Política, a Spanish-language digital magazine that focuses on political analysis of the Americas. :: MORE

Jul 24, 2012

Gershman: "Who Killed Oswaldo Payá?"

NED President Carl Gershman discussed the death of Cuban democracy activist Oswaldo Payá in an op-ed that appeared in The Washington Post. :: MORE

Jul 11, 2012

NED conference on Zimbabwe featured on VOA

Voice of America covered NED's half-day conference "Rethinking Zimbabwe," which brought US and Zimbabwe policymakers together with members of civil society to discuss the state of the African nation and its developing political situation. :: MORE

Jun 7, 2012

Washington Post editorial praises Reagan's Westminster Address and NED founding

In a recent staff editorial, The Washington Post editorial board praised the address given by President Ronald Reagan to the British Parliament on June 8, 1982, which led to the NED's founding. :: MORE

Jun 1, 2012

Economist highlights Azerbaijan grantees

Hikmet Hadjy-Zadeh, a recent Reagan-Fascell fellow and founder of NED grantee Far Centre for Economic and Political Research, is highlighted in “The gentle art of protest,” in the Economist :: MORE

Apr 13, 2012

NED Burma expert Brian Joseph comments on recent developments

Burma’s startling trend towards liberalization has focused global attention on a country where NED grantees have been working for over two decades. NED has provided more than 600 grants to democratic groups, including emergency grants following pro-democracy demonstrations known commonly as the Saffron Revolution and the subsequent crackdown in 2007. :: MORE