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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 13, 2019

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen honors President of NED Carl...

On December 10, 1979, democracy activists associated with Formosa Magazine organized a Human Rights Day rally in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, calling for the removal of a ban on political parties and the lifting of marital law which began in 1949.

December 02, 2019

National Endowment for Democracy responds to threat of Chinese...

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) learned today through media reports that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has threatened to sanction NED and other organizations, falsely accusing NED of instigating the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. ...

November 25, 2019

Thirty years after 1989, the National Endowment for Democracy...

Celebrating the democratic breakthroughs of 1989, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) recognized former president of Poland, Lech Wałęsa, for his unparalleled impact on the transformation of Europe at a reception in the U.S. Congress...

November 15, 2019

International Forum for Democratic Studies November 2019...

The November 2019 edition of the Forum newsletter features new content, event recaps, and more.

October 17, 2019

Journal of Democracy October 2019 Issue: Europe Grapples...

The October issue of the Journal of Democracy features two article clusters, one on populism in Europe and another on Southeast Asia's troubling elections.

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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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