Eurasia

Russia 2015

 

Access to Ecological Information

Freedom of Information

$66,000

To provide access to accurate information about important ecological issues. Violations of citizens’ rights will be monitored and legal and informational expertise will be offered.

 

Anti-Corruption Website

Accountability

$53,362

To increase the accountability of public officials. Research on corruption will be conducted and their results shared online.

 

Assistance to Journalists

Freedom of Information

$55,700

To support independent journalism. The organization will work with journalists to publish high-quality pieces of reporting.

 

Counteracting Discrimination Against Minorities

Human Rights

$42,164

To reduce instances of hate crimes. A series of trainings for volunteers, activists and members of the community at large will be conducted on public activism and means of responding to hate crimes.

 

Countering Hate Crime

Human Rights

$70,000

To combat ethnically motivated hate crime in Russia. Activities will include providing legal aid to victims of hate crimes.

Defending Human Rights

Human Rights

$60,000

To protect human rights and raise awareness of abuses. Legal aid will be provided and public events held to discuss human rights problems.

 

Defending Minority Rights

Human Rights

$60,000

To foster an atmosphere of openness and public dialogue about minority rights. The organization will provide legal aid to people whose rights have been violated.

 

Documenting Historical Events

Freedom of Information

$41,730

To foster open discussion of historical events. The organization will create materials about historical events and hold discussions about the materials.

 

Documenting Human Rights Abuses

Human Rights

$100,000

To improve access to information pertaining to the violation of fundamental human rights and international law.  The project will maintain their website with regularly updated news and information.

 

Enhancing Journalist Expertise

Rule of Law

$49,993

To increase capacity of journalists to report on decisions of Russian courts and the impact that they have on human rights in Russia.

 

Fact-based News

Freedom of Information

$46,050

To provide an accurate and independent news to and about Russia. Media monitoring and factually accurate news will be published online.

 

Fostering Civic Education

Civic Education

$47,208

To promote civic consciousness, cultivate better understanding of democratic institutions and values, and foster independent critical thinking. Trainings will be provided for young people to better understand their civil rights and applying this knowledge in their day-to-day lives.

 

Fostering Economic Policy Debate

Developing Market Economy

$152,034

To improve understanding of the political and economic space in which the private sector and the SME community currently operate and to lay the foundation for a steering committee to serve as a forum for independent economic information, information will be gathered mapping out issues of concern to the country’s SMEs in the current economic climate. New thought leaders will also be identified on economic and business issues who can shape future projects in Russia.

 

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

$200,000

To maintain and expand a news website that focuses on civil society and human rights. The organization will maintain their website with regularly updated news and information.

 

Hall of Memory, Center of Tolerance

Human Rights

$39,870

To promote the knowledge of human rights and legal norms through the flow of reliable, unbiased information about the history of repression in Russia.

 

Human Rights Center

Human Rights

$57,000

To conduct a human rights and legal education program including leadership trainings for local NGOs, student workshops, and legal trainings for prison monitors.

 

Human Rights Cooperation

Freedom of Information

$59,000

To improve cooperation among human rights communities.  Project activities will include a series of events and the publishing of information online.

 

Human Rights Education

Human Rights

$34,800

To improve the ability of local civic activists to defend human rights.  The organization will maintain a website and organize a series of public events.

 

Human Rights Monitoring

Human Rights

$31,940

To defend victims of human rights violations in regional and international courts.  Instances of human rights violations will be documented and published.

 

Human Rights Report

Freedom of Information

$24,964

To raise awareness about human rights issues. Impartial, balanced information will be presented to the public and media in nine Russian cities. 

 

Human Rights Report

Freedom of Information

Supplement: $56,750

To provide information to Russian-speaking audiences. The organization will publish reports and update its website.

 

Human Rights Trainings

Human Rights

$36,536

To raise awareness of human rights. A series of trainings and roundtables will be conducted to improve awareness of human rights and to develop strategies for improving their recognition.

 

Human Rights Trainings

Human Rights

$93,092

To increase the capacity of human rights defenders. Trainings will be held to improve the capacity of local activists to conduct their work effectively.

 

Improving Access to Information

NGO Strengthening

$30,060

To improve access to information and to support local civil society. The organization will provide legal consultations and assistance to local citizens and activists.

 

Increasing Access to Ecological Information

Freedom of Information

$49,990

To improve access to information about human rights and environmental issues.  A website will be maintained and a series of public events conducted.

 

Increasing Online Engagement through Distance Learning

Political Processes

$150,000

To facilitate access to Russian-language resources on political and civic organizing. Additional high-quality educational resources including a series of expert webinars will be created.

 

Increasing the Capacity of Civic Activists

Civic Education

$54,620

To increase the capacity of civic activists.  A series of educational seminars will aim to educate civic activists in best practices.

 

Increasing the Capacity of NGOs

NGO Strengthening

$44,167

To increase the capacity of civil society organizations by training them in human rights law.  Activities will include a series of trainings and events for lawyers working in this area.

 

Information Network

Freedom of Information

$100,000

To provide reliable and accurate information on local events through a network of regional correspondents.  Activities will include maintenance of a website with regularly updated news and information.

 

Information Network

Human Rights

$70,000

To maintain a nationwide information news collection network.  A website will be maintained with regularly updated news and information.

 

Information on Legal Issues

Freedom of Information

$40,232

To provide in-depth reporting on developments in Russian society. Experienced journalists and activists will be brought together to cover important stories related to judicial and legislative developments in Russia.

 

Information Portal

Freedom of Information

$59,901

To inform Russian citizens about ecological and other problems. The project will include a website with regularly updated news and information.

 

Investigating Extremism

Human Rights

$44,575

To improve understanding of the problems of extremism and xenophobia as a part of Russian public life. The organization will research, monitor, and analyze events and news related to extremism.

 

Investigative Journalism School

Freedom of Information

$80,400

To improve access to high-quality, independent investigative journalism. The organization will continue its journalist training program.

 

Journalist Trainings

Freedom of Information

$57,463

To support journalists working in Russia. Training and support will be provided to independent journalists from throughout the country.

 

Legal Resource Center

Human Rights

$79,913

To increase the availability of reliable information about human rights violations. Free legal assistance will be provided to victims of human rights violations and raise awareness of human rights abuses.

 

News and Information Portal

Freedom of Information

$35,118

To increase access to factual accurate Russian-language news.  Content will be created for an online news and information portal.

 

News Website

Freedom of Information

$42,928

To maintain an informational website on current events in Russia. The organization will maintain an informational website on current events in Russia.

 

NGO Capacity Building

NGO Strengthening

$36,887

To boost the capacity of local civic groups and non-governmental organizations.  Research on the capacities of local groups, a series of trainings, and online consultations will be conducted.

 

Policy Working Groups

Democratic Ideas and Values

$52,040

To develop policy alternatives for Russia. The organization will foster cooperation between Russian civil society and its European counterparts and conduct in-depth research on topics in Russian domestic and foreign policy.

 

Promoting Accountability

Accountability

$42,465

To document instances of corruption. Online resources will be used to document instances of corruption and publicize the information on its website.

 

Promoting Awareness of Human Rights Violations in Russia

NGO Strengthening

$59,799

To assist Russian NGOs by strengthening their advocacy and outreach capacity. The organization will organize workshops for Russian activists and will assist them in developing their own advocacy campaigns.

 

Promoting Civic Activism

Freedom of Information

$44,634

 

To improve the availability of unbiased, locally relevant information and to increase citizen engagement in Russia.

 

Promoting Civic Activism

Human Rights

$40,000

To inform citizens about their rights. Activities will include trainings in legal processes and court procedures.

 

Promoting Civic Engagement

Freedom of Information

$67,804

To involve a broader segment of the local population in civic activism and civil society. A website dedicated to local issues will be operated.

 

Promoting Civil Society

NGO Strengthening

$93,660

To provide informational and legal assistance to NGOs.  Trainings will be provided online and through in-person consultations.

 

Promoting Freedom of Information

Democratic Ideas and Values

$65,000

To provide citizens and members of civic groups with information regarding current events in Russia.  A website will be maintained with regularly updated news and information.

 

Promoting Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

$85,000

To promote freedom of information by monitoring official information resources.  A website will be regularly updated with news and information.

 

Promoting Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

$65,130

To help accurate information about critical regional developments reach the Russian public.  A website will be maintained with regularly updated news and information.

 

Promoting Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Supplement: $13,356

To promote freedom of information by monitoring official information resources. The organization will maintain a website detailing the results of their analysis.

 

Promoting Human Rights

Human Rights

$100,000

To monitor human rights violations in Russia.  Project activities will include maintenance of a website and provision of legal advice to victims of human rights abuses.

 

Promoting Human Rights

Human Rights

$70,000

To reduce the incidence of human rights violations by Russia’s law enforcement agencies.  Free legal support and consultations will be provided to advance these goals.

 

Promoting Human Rights

Rule of Law

$72,260

To promote compliance with international law. The organization will litigate on behalf of victims of human rights abuses.

 

Promoting Human Rights

Human Rights

$49,530

To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for young people and their families. The organization will hold training sessions, offer legal assistance, and publish information.

 

Promoting Independent Media

Freedom of Information

$62,182

To promote independent media in Russia by supporting publications on cultural and socioeconomic issues.


Promoting Independent Media

Freedom of Information                                          

Supplement: $5,500

To promote independent media in Russia by supporting publications on cultural and socioeconomic issues.

 

Promoting Minority Rights

Human Rights

$57,845

To provide technical and legal assistance to minority groups.  The project will maintain a website with regularly updated news and information.

 

Promoting the Rule of Law

NGO Strengthening

$100,000

To train human rights lawyers on international judicial procedures.  Activities will also include free legal advice and trainings.

 

Protecting Civil Society Activists

Human Rights

$62,880

To foster the respect of, and adherence to, international norms on human rights, rule of law and democratic values in Russia. Activities will include maintaining a website and providing support to activists.

 

Protecting Human Rights Defenders

Rule of Law

$45,000

To protect human rights defenders. Legal assistance will be offered to human rights defenders and activists.

 

Providing Independent Local News

Freedom of Information

$35,400

To provide independent Russian-language news. Original stories will be published about local news and national and international news from independent sources will be aggregated.

 

Providing Independent Local News

Freedom of Information

$32,450

To raise awareness of local issues and to provide accurate information on local and national news. A website covering local news, events, and civic initiatives will be maintained.

 

Public Movements, Past and Present

Human Rights

$59,989

To improve understanding of the role of political repression in Soviet history and contemporary Russia. Activities will include hosting roundtable discussions and maintaining a website.

 

Raising Awareness of History

Democratic Ideas and Values

$46,688

To protect historically and culturally relevant landmarks from misuse, neglect, and theft. The organization will raise public awareness about these issues.

 

Raising Awareness of Human Rights

Human Rights

$63,994

To provide free legal representation and consultation to victims of human rights violations. Assistance will include utilizing regional or international instruments for human rights protection and defense.

 

Sociological Research

Democratic Ideas and Values

$97,821

To gauge attitudes among the Russian public. As part of the project, the organization will conduct public opinion polling and academic analysis.

 

Strengthening Media Freedom and the Legal Safety of Journalists

Freedom of Information

$64,730

To help foster freedom of expression in Russia. The organization will provide trainings for lawyers and journalists.

 

Strengthening Women’s Organizations

Civic Education

$135,104

To strengthen civil society and to improve the ability of women to protect their rights. Trainings and seminars will be held with young women to address pressing social issues.

 

Support for Independent Media

Freedom of Information

$58,164

To support independent Russian-language media. A special reporting project will be supported that will be made available over the Internet.

 

Support for Investigative Journalism

Freedom of Information

$65,600

To increase the availability of quality, independent investigative journalism in Russia and on Russia-related issues.

 

Support for Russian NGOs

NGO Strengthening

$43,444

To support Russian civil society. Legal training will be provided for civil society activists.

 

Supporting Civil Society

Human Rights

$50,000

To raise awareness of human rights violations. The organization will host human rights-oriented outreach events.

 

Supporting Civil Society

NGO Strengthening

$45,002

To support NGOs and local citizen initiatives and to foster greater understanding of the work of civil society organizations. Trainings and seminars will be held for local activists.

 

Supporting Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

$65,400

To improve the availability of objective information. Independent news will be provided.

 

Supporting Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

$50,000

To support freedom of information.  The organization will also maintain their website with regularly updated news and information.

 

Supporting Human Rights

Human Rights

$65,000

To raise awareness of human rights violations and to provide support to independent NGOs in Russia. Human rights will be monitored and legal defense provided to individuals and organizations.

 

Supporting Independent Media

Freedom of Information

$29,300

To increase public awareness of social, political and human rights development in Russia. The organization will maintain an informational website on current events in Russia.

 

From the 2015 NED Annual Report

 

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