Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy in Iran
To promote education and discussion on human rights and democracy in Iran. ABF will develop its database and enhance its online projects, promote its website, and proactively reach out to civil society activists, victims’ relatives and friends, and students. ABF will monitor and document state violations of fundamental rights and advocate for accountability and a just and democratic government.
Association for Civic Society and Democracy
To provide accurate and objective information on human rights in Iran. ACSD will continue to produce timely news and analysis on human rights violations in Iran on the Iran Human Rights Voice (IHRV) website, as well as promote the site as a resource for news and Farsi-language human rights and democracy documents.
Democratic Ideals and Values
To promote amongst Iranian democracy activists targeted discussion and deliberation on feasible responses to social, economic, and political issues facing contemporary Iran. The project will publish an online journal, soliciting contributions from a broad range of experts, analysts, and academics.
To promote discussion, consensus, and respect for diverse opinions about contemporary social issues in Iran and to create spaces where readers may consider these issues. Project will promote the reading of topical literature and discuss subjects related to a democratic transition in Iran.
Freedom of Information
To raise awareness of peaceful and civil means to contribute to democratic transition in Iran, and to build organizational capacity. The project will develop and electronically distribute effective presentations on means of engaging citizens in civic life in Iran. The project will also produce a film on one of these themes.
To promote democratic change through greater political awareness and challenging social boundaries, and to strengthen young people's ability to organize and advocate around political and social issues. The project will aid youth to improve the quality of an electronic publication. The publication will comprise multimedia features targeting Iranians aged 18-30 years old.
To raise the Iranian public's awareness of political developments and pro-democracy movements' activities in Iran. The project will produce online news and analysis, expanding the website's features in the areas of news analyses, interviews, and video reporting in Farsi.
To ensure the continued availability of free and independent radio-based media for Iranians. The project will produce content disseminated via its online radio in the form of news reports and feature articles.
To improve access to accurate, credible print media throughout Iranian society. The project will publish a newsletter for distribution. The newsletter will also be available on websites, social networking sites, and via email.
To better inform Iranians about ongoing human rights abuses in their country and to ensure secure means of communication and information access for activists. The project will publish a monthly, printed human rights violation report for distribution and record reported violations.
To maintain and grow a platform for dialogue for Iranian activists and civil society organizations. The project will technically enhance an audio-video communications network; facilitate meetings and dialogue panels for activists; interview and moderate online discussions; and produce a video series of practical tutorials for secure communications and civic activism.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.