North Korea

Center for International Private Enterprise

Freedom of Information

$113,913

Creating Independent Space through Private Markets

To educate participants in the North Korean informal markets about entrepreneurship, free markets and the linkages between economic and social liberalization. CIPE will expand and refine its digital economic library of educational and analytical materials tailored to the particular needs of the intended audiences.

 

Center for Korean Women and Politics

Democratic Ideas and Values

$60,000

Democracy and Leadership Program for North Korean Women

To instill democratic values and cultivate political leadership among North Korean defector women and to encourage partnership and cooperation between South and North Korean women in promoting democratic change for North Korea. The Center for Korean Women and Politics will implement a democracy and leadership program for North Korean defector women, which will also serve as a platform through which North and South Korean women can address any existent biases and misperceptions and begin to build trust among participants.

 

Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights

Human Rights

$170,000

Advancing Human Rights in North Korea and Democracy Education for North Korean Defector Youth

To bring international attention to the human rights situation in North Korea and to promote awareness among South Koreans about North Korea. Citizens' Alliance will advocate for human rights in North Korea at the UN in Geneva, organize an international conference on North Korea in Asia, and provide democratic civic education to North Korean defector youth.

 

Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights

Human Rights

Supplement: $35,000

Advancing Human Rights in North Korea and Democracy Education for North Korean Defector Youth

To bring international attention to the human rights situation in North Korea and to promote awareness among South Koreans about North Korea. Citizens' Alliance will advocate for human rights in North Korea at the UN in Geneva, organize an international conference on North Korea in Asia, and provide democratic civic education to North Korean defector youth.

 

Korea Human Rights Foundation

Human Rights

$70,000

Enhancing North Korean Human Rights

To build trust and engage in constructive dialogue on North Korean human rights. The Korea Human Rights Foundation will carry out a roundtable dialogue project bringing together key actors from various North Korea-related fields in South Korea to encourage inter-sectoral dialogue on enhancing North Korean human rights. It will also explore the role of international human rights organizations and regional networks such as the Asia Democracy Network in enhancing North Korean human rights.

 

NAUH (Now, Action and Unity for Human Rights)

Civic Education

$30,000

Engaging Youth and Defectors in North Korea Human Rights

To strengthen the leadership capacity of North Korean defector students in South Korea and encourage their engagement in North Korean human rights and democracy issues. Now, Action and Unity for Human Rights (NAUH) will carry out a series of educational and networking activities for South Korean and North Korean defector students, a leadership training program, and a public awareness campaign on North Korean human rights.

 

Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights

Democratic Ideas and Values

$20,000

Democracy Education for North Koreans

To raise awareness of democratic ideas and values among North Korean citizens. The organization will provide a structured democracy and market economy education program for North Korean citizens in the region, utilizing democracy education materials that are user-friendly and relevant to those born and raised in North Korea.

 

NK Watch

Human Rights

$100,000

Human Rights Documentation and International Advocacy

To document human rights violations and increase international attention and pressure to address the dire human rights situation in North Korea. NK Watch will interview defectors who have experienced or are familiar with human rights violations in North Korean detention facilities, document their findings, file petitions to the UN on behalf of victims or their families, and share the information with the international community to strengthen North Korean human rights advocacy efforts.

 

North Korea Development Institute

Freedom of Information

Supplement: $90,000

Encouraging Democratic Reform in North Korea via Radio Broadcast

To support the free flow of information into North Korea. NKRI will produce the North Korea Reform Radio program, which provides daily broadcasts of news, information, and commentary designed to encourage reform and the development of independent public opinion inside the country.

 

North Korea Development Institute

Freedom of Information

$120,000

Encouraging Democratic Reform in North Korea via Radio

To support the free flow of information into North Korea. NKRI will produce the North Korea Reform Radio program, which provides daily broadcasts of news, information, and commentary designed to encourage reform and the development of independent public opinion inside the country.

 

North Korea Strategy Center

Freedom of Information

$50,000

Understanding Multimedia and IT Infrastructure in North Korea

To gain a better understanding of multimedia and information technology infrastructure in North Korea to improve the free flow of information inside North Korea. The North Korea Strategy Center will research and produce a report on the multimedia and IT infrastructure in North Korea and work with media organizations and technology experts to improve efforts to disseminate independent news and information in North Korea.

 

North Korean Writers in Exile PEN Center

Human Rights

$80,000

Radio Drama Production for North Koreans

To provide independent information and raise awareness of freedom, human rights, and democracy in North Korea through radio drama production. The North Korean Writers in Exile PEN Center will produce a weekly radio drama called "Chonbok and Mankil," which will illustrate the lives of ordinary people in a free world as well introduce key concepts of human rights and democracy to North Korean listeners in an easy-to-understand and humorous manner.

 

Radio Free Chosun

Freedom of Information

Supplement: $130,000

Daily Radio Broadcast to North Korea

To support the free flow of information in North Korea. Radio Free Chosun will broadcast its daily program, which provides news and features and in-depth analyses on current affairs and issues in the Korean peninsula, to the North Korean public.

 

Radio Free Chosun

Freedom of Information

$180,000

Daily Radio Broadcast to North Korea

To support the free flow of information in North Korea. Radio Free Chosun will broadcast its daily program, which provides news and features and in-depth analyses on current affairs and issues in the Korean peninsula, to the North Korean public.

 

The Daily NK

Freedom of Information

$185,000

Daily Internet Newspaper Focusing on North Korea

To disseminate accurate and timely information about North Korea. The Daily NK will produce an online newspaper serving audiences in South Korea and in the international community and provide training to empower North Koreans working as citizen journalists and its correspondents in the Asia region. The newspaper will cover news and information about North Korean politics, economics, and society.

 

The Daily NK

Freedom of Information

Supplement: $175,000

Daily Internet Newspaper Focusing on North Korea

To disseminate accurate and timely information about North Korea. The Daily NK will produce an online newspaper serving audiences in South Korea and in the international community and provide training to empower North Koreans working as citizen journalists and its correspondents in the Asia region. The newspaper will cover news and information about North Korean politics, economics, and society.

 

Young Defectors' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights

Human Rights

$45,000

Leadership Education for Defector Students

To build the capacity of North Korean defector students in South Korea and to encourage them to become more engaged on issues related to North Korean human rights and democracy. Young Defectors Alliance for North Korean Human Rights will organize a variety of leadership programs, including a democracy education program, an online magazine and video project, public seminars, and a debate competition, to help equip defector students to serve as bridges between South and North Korea and to prepare them to take an active part in the civic life of a future democratic North Korea.

 

Democratic Ideas and Values

$100,000

Democracy and Market Economy Training

To provide democracy and free market economy education and training to North Koreans who are active or potential participants in the jangmadang private markets. The project will provide multimedia education on basic concepts of democracy and critical thinking as well as hands-on free market economy experience to North Koreans who work in the private markets and who are well-placed to convey new ideas to a wider population in North Korea.

 

Freedom of Information

$62,000

Increasing Communication between North and South Koreans

To increase opportunities for North Korean defectors to share accurate information about North Korea, and their experiences living in democratic South Korea, with the citizens of North and South Korea. The project will include posting defector-written blog pieces and hosting online forum discussions with North and South Koreans on a variety of democracy-related issues.

 

Human Rights

$95,000

Basic Democracy Education and Journalism Training for North Korean Citizens

To provide a platform for North Korean citizens to share analytical information and opinions about North Korean culture, society, economics, politics, and other developments. The project will recruit North Korean citizens visiting in the Asia region, provide intensive training on fundamental concepts of democracy as well as basic writing and analytical skills, and produce a Korean-language quarterly magazine using information collected by the participants, to be distributed in the Asia region and South Korea.

 

$40,000

NK Youth Club

To develop democracy and leadership educational material suitable for North Korean youth. This project will develop self-study material for young North Koreans who are interested in learning about democratic ideals and values. Topics will include free-market economic principles and regulatory frameworks, the rule of law and access to justice, and the challenges of transition.

 

Supplement: $32,000

NK Youth Club

To develop democracy and leadership educational material suitable for North Korean youth. This project will research, test, publish and distribute self-study material for young North Koreans who are interested in learning about democratic ideals and values.  Topics will include free-market economic principles and regulatory frameworks, the rule of law and access to justice, and the challenges of transition.

 

$80,000

Democracy and Media Training for North Koreans

To raise awareness of democratic ideas and values among North Korean citizens. The project will provide a structured democracy and media education program for North Korean citizens in the region, utilizing multimedia educational materials developed for those born and raised in North Korea.

 

 

Grant descriptions are from the 2014 NED Annual Report.