NED Supports Press Freedom Around the World

World Press Freedom Day is observed by the international community every year on May 3. The day serves as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom.

NED is dedicated to fostering the growth of a wide range of democratic institutions abroad, including political parties, trade unions, free markets and business organizations, as well as the many elements of a vibrant civil society that ensure human rights, an independent media, and the rule of law. We are proud to stand with grantees all around the world who are working to safeguard the right to freedom of information around the world.

NED’s Center for International Media Assistance

In response to congressional concerns about the future of media assistance programs, the Endowment established the Center for International Media Assitance (CIMA) toward the end of 2006 with a grant from the State Department. The Center’s mission is to strengthen the support, raise the visibility, and improve the effectiveness of media assistance programs throughout the world.

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‘We’re Stronger Together’

Media sustainability and press freedom are intrinsically linked. Read CIMA's latest report by Herman Wasserman to learn about the potential of regional cooperation for media reform in Southern Africa.

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Building Knowledge to Support Independent Media

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