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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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September 17, 2020

Remembering Lorne W. Craner

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) mourns the passing of Lorne W. Craner (1959 - 2020), an astute political analyst who helped to shape the way NED, the International Republican Institute (IRI), and other core institutes carry out our...

September 14, 2020

On International Day of Democracy, Activists and Policymakers...

To mark the International Day of Democracy on September 15, global leaders and activists are sharing messages on social media to defend democracy—after signing an open letter, “A Call to Defend Democracy,” initiated by the National Endowment...

September 08, 2020

NEW REPORT ON SATIRE IN MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS NED GRANTEES

Satire news programs attract wide audiences through laughter and entertainment, but the genre deserves to be taken seriously.  In a new report co-authored by Dillon Case and Kevin Bleyer (formerly a writer for The Daily Show), Are Punchlines...

September 03, 2020

Afghanistan 'ArtLords' Use Street Art for Change

[caption id="attachment_27394" align="aligncenter" width="954"] A pair of eyes—the first mural painted by ArtLords in 2016—stares from the blast wall obscuring the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan. Photos...

August 31, 2020

Belarus: A Nation Reborn

For weeks, Belarus has been gripped by political protests as citizens reject the August 9, 2020, reelection of longtime dictator, Aleksandr Lukashenko, which the international community has called a sham. Even though police and security forces...

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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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