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Displaying records 26-50 of 101 results
All results totalling $6,504,832
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Project Title: Democratization in Recent History
Organization Name: Meltex Ltd.
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To produce short weekly clips using footage from the organization's archives in order to analyze the relationship between democratization and independence in Armenia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The clips will be made available on the organization's news website, www.a1plus.am, on social media, and broadcasted on local television stations throughout the country.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $30,600
Project Title: Democracy, Security, and Foreign Policy
Organization Name: The Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote informed public debate about Armenian foreign policy. The organization will produce analytical articles, host roundtable discussions, and conduct trainings designed to place issues of democracy and rule of law at the center of discourse about foreign policy in Armenia.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $37,000
Project Title: Promoting Government Accountability
Organization Name: Veles NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote government accountability and access to justice in Armenia. The organization will monitor instances of official misconduct, provide legal support to victims of crimes perpetrated by government employees, and produce informational materials on legal recourse in cases of rights violations. The organization will also undertake strategic litigation on two cases in domestic courts, produce a study of existing cases involving government officials' abuse of power for public dissemination, and host press conferences to announce the program's findings.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $37,015
Project Title: Civic Activism and Human Rights
Organization Name: Helsinki Committee of Armenia
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To advance knowledge of human rights and advocacy strategies among civic activists in Armenia. The organization will conduct in-depth training on human rights with a group of young civic activists; monitor public assembly and provide legal aid in cases of detention or violent dispersal; and mentor activists in human rights monitoring.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $33,798
Project Title: Promoting Government Accountability
Organization Name: Ecological Right, NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To encourage civic activism and to promote government accountability. The organization will investigate government mismanagement of mining sites throughout Armenia; coordinate with local communities affected by mining; and undertake strategic litigation on cases arising from this investigation in domestic and international courts.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $26,700
Project Title: Independent News and Online Television
Organization Name: Independent Journalists' Network
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide news and analysis of Armenian current events on its website and to develop its online television channel. The organization will produce daily news and analysis, including video reporting, and produce discussion shows, in-depth video investigations, and documentary films on political and human rights topics.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $64,464
Project Title: Regional Broadcasting on Local Governance Issues
Organization Name: Progress of Gyumri Civil Society Development Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote accountability of local elected officials to the citizens in Gyumri, the second-largest city in Armenia. The organization will produce ten interview programs and ten talk shows on issues of local governance, to be broadcast on a local television station. The organization will also conduct live streaming of six city council meetings to its website.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $35,700
Project Title: Documentary Film: The Great Repatriation
Organization Name: Versus Studio
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: to promote understanding and discussion of Armenia's Soviet history and the legacy of a totalitarian system. Versus will produce a documentary examining Soviet repression of Armenian repatriates; create a mobile museum exhibition displaying archival documents and historical artifacts from this era; and host community discussions and events.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $33,960
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy
Organization Name: Helsinki Association
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor human rights in Armenia and promote public understanding of human rights violations. The organization will provide legal aid, monitor court cases on human rights topics, and conduct strategic litigation. Together with its partners, Helsinki Association will produce short films and video discussions on human rights.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $58,080
Project Title: Independent News Website
Organization Name: Investigative Journalists NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen freedom of speech and editorial independence of the media in Armenia. Investigative Journalists NGO will maintain the daily news website, Hetq Online. Articles will be published in Armenian, Russian, and English and will focus on domestic politics, foreign relations, social issues, the environment, Nagorno-Karabakh, the economy, the media, the judiciary, Caucasus regional politics, and life in the regions. Under this program, Hetq journalists will pay particular attention to producing investigative pieces that examine the role of corruption in Armenia, as well as place an increased focus on political analysis of government policies.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $46,200
Project Title: Public Oversight over Government Officials
Organization Name: Europe in Law Association
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote accountability and transparency in the Armenian civil service appointment process. The Europe in Law Association (ELA) will promote transparency among government officials by monitoring the recruitment and hiring process for new civil servants, prosecutors, and judges. The organization will monitor the tenders for open positions, attend exams and other proceedings, and present an analysis of its findings. ELA staff will use the results of their monitoring with an analysis of Armenian legislation to produce recommendations to improve the transparency, fairness and accountability of Armenian public servants.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $47,005
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Assembly
Organization Name: Socioscope Societal Research and Consultancy Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and freedom of assembly. The organization will study the harassment and intimidation tactics used against civic activists during the 2015 constitutional referendum; conduct a legal assessment of human rights violations experienced by election observers during the referendum; and develop a comprehensive illustrated guideline on citizens' rights to freedom of assembly. The grantee will host a public event to share the guidelines ahead of the 2017 parliamentary elections in Armenia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,557
Project Title: Promoting Government Accountability
Organization Name: Veles NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote government accountability and access to justice in Armenia. The group will monitor instances of official misconduct, provide legal support to victims of crimes perpetrated by government employees, and produce informational materials on legal recourse in cases of rights violations. The grantee will also undertake strategic litigation, produce a study of existing cases involving government officials' abuse of power for public dissemination, and host press conferences.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,030
Project Title: Promoting Government Accountability
Organization Name: Rule of Law Human Rights NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote rule of law and government accountability in Armenia. The organization will provide legal aid to victims of police corruption, undertake litigation on traffic violation cases in domestic courts, and develop legislative recommendations on improving traffic law administration. The grantee's ultimate objective will be to create a sustainable appeal mechanism for traffic penalty decisions.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $36,794
Project Title: Promoting Government Accountability
Organization Name: Ecological Right, NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To encourage civic activism and to promote government accountability in Armenia's mining sector. The organization will undertake strategic litigation in domestic and international courts; engage in national and international processes involving mining industry oversight; organize conferences and roundtables; and produce articles and press releases on its research.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,315
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement
Organization Name: Community NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote networking and civic engagement among youth in Armenia. The grantee will create a center where activists from different social and political groups can meet, collaborate, and exchange ideas. The grantee will invite civil society activists, students, and women to attend panel discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops at its youth center in Yerevan.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $32,112
Project Title: Independent News and Online Television
Organization Name: Independent Journalists' Network
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis of Armenian politics and dialogue with Azerbaijani counterparts. The organization will produce daily news and analysis, including video reporting, discussion shows, in-depth video investigations, and documentary films on political and human rights topics.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $89,923
Project Title: Monitoring the Parliamentary Elections
Organization Name: Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To monitor the parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in May 2017. The grantee will train 500 monitors to observe the election procedures at 150 precincts throughout Armenia. The grantee will advocate for a full investigation and initiate litigation in the instance of serious electoral violations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $90,466
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Monitoring Local Elections
Organization Name: Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To monitor local elections in Armenia scheduled to take place in 2016. The organization will train 500 monitors to observe the election procedures at 100 precincts throughout Armenia. In the instance of serious electoral violations, the organization will advocate for a full investigation and initiate litigation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $49,951
Project Title: Promoting Youth Engagement in the Parliamentary Elections
Organization Name: Helsinki Committee of Armenia
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic participation in Armenia's electoral processes. The organization will conduct in-depth trainings on human rights with a group of young civic activists; organize a monitoring mission for the spring 2017 parliamentary elections; and create a network of youth activists. It will also advocate for a full investigation and initiate litigation in the event there are violations against civic activists during the election.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $31,310
Project Title: Regional Civic Activism
Organization Name: Democracy Monitoring Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote activism and leadership in the regions of Armenia. The organization will support activists and young leaders in the regions in Armenia. Activists in regional cities will conduct 100 trainings for young activists on citizenship, civil disobedience, and civil society organization.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $32,485
Project Title: Regional Broadcasting on Local Governance Issues
Organization Name: Progress of Gyumri Civil Society Development Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote accountability of elected officials and candidates ahead of the 2016 local government elections in Gyumri. The grantee will produce interview programs and televised debates with candidates for local office, reports on the local government and parliamentary elections, vox populi segments, and reports on election processes during the pre-election period and on election day. The grantee will also train 80 citizen journalists to cover the election in polling stations throughout the Shirak region.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,940
Project Title: Support for Journalists in Conflict
Organization Name: Media Initiatives Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To increase the capacity of journalists reporting on conflict in Armenia. The organization will maintain a press center, and conduct trainings on safety, journalistic ethics, and professional standards for journalists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,059
Project Title: Promoting Armenian Civic Engagement
Organization Name: Regional Studies Center Foundation
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To identify the challenges and opportunities facing democratization in Armenia. The organization will conduct research, produce policy papers, host public discussions, convene focus groups, and organize civic education trainings. Based on the findings of this work, the organization will formulate a communications strategy to define and defend democratic values and ideals in Armenia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $37,328
Project Title: Regional News Program
Organization Name: Meltex Ltd.
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote access to independent information on current international events in Armenia. The organization will produce an analytical television news program on current events in Ukraine and an interactive talk show featuring both Armenian and Ukrainian public figures. The organization will also conduct public opinion polls on its website on international events.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $58,515
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