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Displaying records 26-50 of 86 results
All results totalling $5,510,011
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Project Title: Documentary Film: Armenian Emigration during the Cold War
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 its totalitarian system. The organization will produce a documentary examining the differences between communism and democracy as described by Armenians who experienced both; write a series of 12 investigative articles, which will be consolidated into a book; and host community discussions and presentations in three cities in Armenia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,120
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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: Providing Legal Aid to Conscripts
Organization Name: Rights Information Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor human rights in Armenia and promote public understanding of conscripts' rights. The organization will provide legal aid to military conscripts, monitor court cases of soldiers, and conduct strategic litigation. The organization will also organize public debates, produce videos, and publish a monitoring report on conscripts' rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $38,773
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. The organization will maintain the daily news website, Hetq Online. Articles will be published in Armenian, Russian, and English and will focus on economics, politics, and the judiciary. Under this program, Hetq journalists will pay particular attention to producing analytical pieces that examine the recent constitutional referendum that converted Armenia from a presidential to a parliamentary system of government.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $48,480
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: 2016
Award Amount: $45,036
Project Title: Armenian Times Newspaper
Organization Name: Dareskizb LLC
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve the quality and increase the availability of objective news and information in Armenia. The organization will expand and improve the quality of its website, Haykakan Zhamanak ("Armenian Times"), and publish a printed version of its daily newspaper, which is the country's most widely-read independent news source. The organization will enhance the website's layout and design, produce video reports, and expand its coverage of corruption, poverty, and regional issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,785
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
Project Title: Public Debate on Foreign Policy
Organization Name: Union of Informed Citizens Consulting Non-Governmental Organization
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote informed public debate on Armenian foreign policy. The organization will analyze Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), focusing on the under-discussed negative implications of the EEU on Armenia's democratic development and geopolitical security. The organization will research and produce articles and animated videos on ten thematic areas related to Armenia's accession to the EEU and host four three-day seminars with journalists and civil servants near Yerevan to increase awareness on the issue.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $57,000
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: 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, the grantee will produce video discussions and short films on the court cases to raise awareness of human rights issues within the country.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,660
Project Title: Supporting Political Pluralism and Effective Civil Society ahead of 2017 Parliamentary Elections
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To support political pluralism in Armenia and to strengthen links between political parties and citizens ahead of 2017 parliamentary elections, the organization will organize strategic planning sessions and follow-on trainings for Armenian party leaders, together with youth and women activists. The Institute will also provide organizational development support to a nonpartisan Armenian civil society organization.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $226,229
Project Title: Protecting Journalists' Rights
Organization Name: Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To monitor freedom of the press in Armenia. The organization will document violations of journalists' rights, provide free legal aid to media organizations, and conduct strategic litigation. The organization will publish its findings in four quarterly reports and organize a roundtable discussion at the conclusion of the project.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $36,666
Project Title: MediaLab
Organization Name: Umbrella Journalists' International Network NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote debate on controversial topics through the use of political satire. The grantee will produce monthly comics on relevant political and social issues in its newspaper Tsets. During the final two months of the project, the grantee will publish a comic book of the entire series. Materials from this project will also be made available online and shared on social media.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,346
Project Title: Epress.am
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, Epress.am. The network 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: 2017
Award Amount: $68,865
Project Title: Independent Television Broadcasting
Organization Name: Meltex Ltd.
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote public discussion of current events in the South Caucasus. The organization will produce an interactive talk show to analyze the key challenges facing Armenian society. It will also investigate Georgia's political and economic outlook during the second half of the program. The emerging picture will encourage comparisons between how Georgia benefits from its associations with the EU and how Armenia does not reap similar advantages from the Eurasian Economic Union.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $41,916
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 engage in national and international processes involving mining industry oversight; organize conferences and roundtables; and produce articles and press releases on its research.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $42,770
Project Title: Documentary Film: The Choice between Home and Freedom
Organization Name: Versus Studio
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To foster understanding and discussion of Armenia's Soviet history and the legacy of a totalitarian system. The organization will produce a documentary examining the differences between communism and democracy as described by Armenians who experienced both; create a graphic novel on the subject matter explored in the documentary; and host community discussions and presentations in three cities in Armenia.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,055
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 on four cases in domestic courts, produce a report on cases involving government officials' abuse of power for public dissemination, and host press conferences to announce the program's findings.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $47,460
Project Title: Defending Freedom of Assembly
Organization Name: Protection of Rights Without Borders
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To defend Armenian citizens' right to peaceful assembly. The organization will provide legal assistance to the victims of police brutality during the July 2016 demonstrations in Yerevan. The grantee will coordinate with a coalition of NGOs to provide legal assistance and submit cases to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The organization will advocate for pre-trial detention in line with ECtHR standards, compile a report on its findings, and host a public discussion at the conclusion of the project.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $42,272
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, conduct trainings, and organize conferences designed to place issues of democracy and rule of law at the center of discourse about foreign policy in Armenia.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $48,114
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