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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 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

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

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