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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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June 25, 2020

Covid-19 crisis threatens democracy, leading world figures...

More than 500 political, civil leaders, Nobel Laureates and pro-democracy institutions have signed an open letter to defend democracy, warning that the freedoms we cherish are under threat from governments that are using the crisis to tighten...

June 25, 2020

A Call to Defend Democracy

The Covid-19 pandemic threatens more than the lives and the livelihoods of people throughout the world.  It is also a political crisis that threatens the future of liberal democracy. Authoritarian regimes, not surprisingly, are using the...

June 17, 2020

NED Grantees Win European Press Prize

Coda Story and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network—grantees of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)—both won a prestigious European Press Prize, whose 2020 winners were announced last week.  Every year, the European Press...

June 10, 2020

Forum Q&A: Nick Mathiason on the Future of Investigative...

Melissa Aten of the International Forum spoke with Finance Uncovered’s director, Nick Mathiason, about the organization’s approach to exposing transnational kleptocracy.

June 05, 2020

NED Statement on Racism and Democracy

[Veuillez consulter la version française de notre déclaration sur le racisme et la démocratie ici.] [لطفآ اعلامیه ما را در مورد نژاد پرستی و دموکراسی به لسان فارسی در اینجا بخوانید.] [Прочитать...

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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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