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Oct 14, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy and support for democracy in Hong Kong

 In the wake of recent pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, state controlled Chinese news outlets have published erroneous reports that the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has played a central role in the protests. :: 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

Aug 7, 2014

NED Hosts Africa Civil Society Conference

On August 4–6, 2014, NED seized the opportunity provided by the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit to host a major African Civil Society Conference, bringing  together nearly 100 leading democracy and human rights activists from over 30 African nations to discuss how to address the most critical challenges to democracy in Africa today.   :: MORE

Jul 29, 2014

2014-2015 Penn Kemble Forum

The National Endowment for Democracy is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Penn Kemble Youth Forum on Democracy. :: MORE

Jul 17, 2014

NED fellow Sabir Nazar's cartoons on Buzzfeed

 NED Fellow Sabir Nazar's cartoons appeared on 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