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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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December 14, 2018

China's Global Challenge to Democracy, Corrosive Capital...

The International Forum for Democratic Studies' December 2018 "quick hits" newsletter features recent news and events on topics ranging from new frontiers in digital censorship to youth and political parties in Georgia.

December 11, 2018

On International Human Rights Day 2018, NED honors the memory...

With great sadness, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) mourns the loss Lyudmila Alexseyeva, the “’Grandmother’ of the Russian Human Rights Movement,” who died Saturday in Moscow at the age of 91.  Alekseyeva, a co-founder of...

November 29, 2018

The fate of freedom in Tibet hinges on democracy in China

Economic liberalization failed to bring political liberaliation to China, which has only grown more repressive.  NED president Carl Gershman reflects on the life and legacy of His Holidness the Dalai Lama’s special envoy Lodi Gyari and the...

November 26, 2018

NED VP Christopher Walker Testifies on Sharp Power before...

NED Vice President for Studies and Analysis Christopher Walker testified on the threat of sharp power to the integrity of democracies in the context of cultural diplomacy before the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International...

November 20, 2018

NED Welcomes New Fellows from Burma, Georgia, Ghana, Iran,...

We are pleased to announce its Fall 2018 cohort of Reagan-Fascell and Hurford Youth Fellows.

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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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