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THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,600 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
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May 25, 2018

Presentation of the 2018 Democracy Service Medal

NED President Carl Gershman presents Mustafa Dzhemilev with Democracy Service Medal.

May 09, 2018

World Movement for Democracy to Honor Resilient Activists...

The World Movement for Democracy will honor three exceptional groups of human rights and democracy activists with the presentation of Democracy Courage Tributes at the closing dinner of the Ninth Global Assembly in Dakar, Senegal on May 9, 2018.

May 03, 2018

2018 World Press Freedom Day: KEEPING POWER IN CHECK: MEDIA,...

On World Press Freedom Day, we honor activists like Rafael Marques de Morais, an Angolan journalist and human rights defender focused on investigating government corruption and abuses in the diamond industry.

April 30, 2018

Democracy Research News April 2018

The April 2018 edition of Democracy Research News welcomes nine new members to the Network of Democracy Research Institutes and highlights regional research from NDRI members around the world.

April 25, 2018

Scam impersonates NED to defraud victims with fake grants

The National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world, recently became aware of an ongoing scam being perpetrated through Facebook, texting,...

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Initiatives of the National Endowment for Democracy

  • WORLD MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

    A network of activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders who work

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  • INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES

    The Forum strives to bridge the gap between academic research and the practice of democracy.

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  • journal of democracy

    The Journal of Democracy is the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy

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  • CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE

    Raises the visibility and improves the effectiveness of media development around the world.

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