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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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February 25, 2020

National Endowment for Democracy Mourns the Death of Thich...

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Thich Quang Do, the Supreme Patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church in Vietnam and leading advocate for religious freedom, democracy, and human rights...

February 24, 2020

National Endowment for Democracy partners with Project Galileo...

To strengthen its long-term commitment to cybersecurity protection, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is now a referring partner in Project Galileo—a website-resilience initiative by the internet infrastructure firm Cloudflare—which...

February 13, 2020

New Initiative on Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience...

On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Munich Security Conference, global thought leaders and experts on disinformation will launch a new report, "Firming Up Democracy’s Soft Underbelly: Authoritarian Influence and Media Vulnerability,” written...

February 12, 2020

Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience Series

The Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience series aims to contextualize the nature of sharp power, inventory key authoritarian efforts and domains, and illuminate ideas for non-governmental action that are essential to strengthening democratic...

January 30, 2020

Remembering Nadia Diuk

We remembering our long-time colleague and friend Nadia Diuk who served the Endowment for 32 years a year after her passing.

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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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