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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

Jul 16, 2014

Kyrgyz NED grantee wins award from OSCE

 NED grantee Spravedlivost recently won an award from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE) for its "outstanding work for improving the position of minorities." :: MORE

Jul 11, 2014

NED Authors Write on Ukraine and the Future of Democratic Transitions in July Journal of Democracy

The Journal of Democracy July 2014 issue features articles by two senior NED staff members. Program Vice President Nadia Diuk writes on “The Maidan and Beyond: Finding Ukraine” and Journal editor Marc Plattner writes on “The End of the Transitions Era?” both articles are available free of charge on the NED website.  :: MORE

Jun 25, 2014

A Pakistani Cartoonist and NED Fellow Tries to Keep Up His Craft in the Face of Rising Restrictions

So imagine that you're a professional political cartoonist. You've been plying your craft for nearly 25 years. But now you're being intimidated and told not to draw any person who can be identified in real life. You're also told you can't make any cartoons that criticize attacks by religious extremists, some of which have killed your colleagues and fellow journalists. Nor can you criticize your country's military for how they respond to those attacks. :: MORE

Jun 11, 2014

How did Sunni insurgents gain momentum in Iraq?

Known as ISIS or ISIL, a Sunni militant group has taken over parts of the northern city of Mosul, a strategic hub for Iraq’s oil industry, as well as a gateway to Syria. Judy Woodruff is joined by Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy and Kimberly Kagan of the Institute for the Study of War to discuss the larger impact of the takeover on Iraq and its neighbors. :: MORE

Jun 6, 2014

Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong Honored With 2014 Democracy Award, Rep. Frank Wolf Given Democracy Service Medal

 On May 25th, 2014, NED marked the Tiananmen anniversary with tributes to Chinese prisoners Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong and stalwart human rights campaigner, Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA. :: MORE

May 21, 2014

Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong to receive 2014 NED Democracy Award and Rep. Frank Wolf to be honored with the Democracy Service Medal

On May 29th, Chinese political prisoners Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong will be honored with the 2014 NED Democracy Award to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square. For a lifetime of service to human rights, Rep. Frank Wolf will receive the Democracy Service Medal. :: MORE

May 14, 2014

PBS News Hour interviews Nadia Diuk on Eastern Ukraine's vote

 NED Vice President Nadia Diuk appeared on PBS News Hour on May 12, 2014 to discuss whether or not Eastern Ukrainians will vote in the upcoming presidential elections. :: MORE

Apr 14, 2014

New Issue of the JoD: Nelson Mandela, Ethnic Power-Sharing and Monarchies

The April Issue of the Journal of Democracy explores the legacy of Nelson Mandela through the eyes of a US ambassador, the difficulties of sharing power between different ethnicities and how monarchies have helped the evolution of democracy. Also featured are essays on South Asia, Zimbabwe and Freedom House's Freedom in the World report for 2013. :: MORE

Apr 11, 2014

Afghan Elections Reveal Remarkable Courage

The conduct of the Afghan elections showed increasing technical competence, and despite numerous incidents of shocking violence, including the tragic murder of Sardar Ahmad (founder of NED grantee Kabul Pressistan), Afghan security forces prevented the process from being derailed by violent insurgents.  :: MORE