Association for Monitoring Equal Rights (AMER)
To enhance the capacity of the National Monitoring Network, a network of rights-based organizations that will monitor and report on discriminatory acts across Turkey and to increase public awareness of and respect for plurality. AMER will develop tools to monitor acts of discrimination and report and advocate for remedy to government officials, national and local media, and international rights-promotion organizations.
Free Press Unlimited
To ensure the continued and broadening publication of independent and accurate news in Turkey. FPU will work with Turkey's premier independent newspaper in the development of a sustainable business model. FPU will help Taraf increase its accessibility and presence by reconstructing its daily online newspaper to better complement its print publication.
International Republican Institute
To improve democratic political party competition at the national and local level following the 2011 parliamentary elections and in the run-up to the 2014 presidential and local elections. IRI will utilize public opinion polling as a tool in the strengthening of democratic party organizations at both national and local levels, as well as youth political education and consultation.
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
To promote government accountability, NDI will work in partnership with the Istanbul Policy Center to convene a Constitution Monitoring Committee to monitor the development of a new constitution. NDI will build the capacity of targeted civic groups to monitor political processes, build coalitions to draw new voices into the political discussion, and work with decision makers to promote more participatory political processes.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.