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Search results for Project Country: Belarus
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Displaying records 1-25 of 197 results
All results totalling $10,363,012
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Project Title: Disseminating Independent Political News
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To foster freedom of information and independent media. An independent website will be maintained and expanded. It will inform the public about pressing political issues facing the country by producing daily news and information, and expand its audience, particularly among youth, through social media pages and a mobile phone app.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,610
Project Title: Expanding Freedom of Information
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase access to independent publications. An online library of Belarusian works on politics, human rights, civil society, history and culture, will be maintained and expanded. Electronic versions of new books and other independent publications will be added. The archive will be advertised via social media. Seminars for Belarusian authors on intellectual property rights will also be held.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $33,150
Project Title: Supporting an Independent Journal
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To foster a free and an informed exchange of ideas and views on important social, political, economic, and cultural issues regarding Belarus and the Euro-Atlantic world. The print edition of an independent, Belarusian-language journal will continue to be published and distributed regularly during an important election year.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $15,000
Project Title: Increasing the Capacity of Independent Media and Civil Society
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the skills of independent media and civil society representatives. A data school for independent journalists and civil society activists will focus on collecting, analyzing, verifying and visualizing open-source information. Additionally, experts will hold public lectures and workshops on researching and verifying information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $36,460
Project Title: Fostering Free and Fair Elections
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To foster free, fair, and transparent elections. Short-term observers will be recruited, trained, and deployed throughout the country to monitor the five-day early voting period ahead of the September 2016 parliamentary election, as well as on Election Day. Cases of election fraud will be documented, relevant complaints filed, and the public informed of electoral violations via independent media and social networks.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,500
Project Title: Supporting Independent Culture and Civic Activism
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To foster independent culture, national identity, and civic activism. Language courses will be convened in regional cities that employ an innovative, informal education curriculum promoting civic activism, human rights, and democratic values. The courses also will feature guest lectures and performances by well-known experts, authors, and musicians. Finally, the group will conduct a series of trainings and seminars.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $48,940
Project Title: Supporting an Independent Newspaper
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support independent media and freedom of information. The program will continue to produce its leading independent newspaper. The publication will play an important role in informing citizens about key social, political and economic issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,020
Project Title: Promoting Local Activism and Freedom of Speech
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To promote civic activism and freedom of information. A regional resource center, independent newspaper, and website for civic activists and NGOs will be maintained and developed. Citizens will be informed about government hikes in housing and public utilities tariffs, articles will be published on the topic, and meetings on successful tenant initiatives convened.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $22,720
Project Title: Developing Civil Society
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the capacity and impact of civil society. Citizens will be assisted in resolving pressing local problems with the help of local independent organizations. Local populations will be surveyed to identify the challenges, citizens will be engaged to address them, and advocacy campaigns will be carried out. Local civic efforts will be consolidated by training and assisting civic activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $14,940
Project Title: Promoting Independent Regional Media in Belarus
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote the quality and viability of independent media. A productive convergence of print and online production will be encouraged by the piloting of an innovative technical assistance strategy to increase the capacity of regional media. A model for promoting greater sustainability and development of independent regional media will be created.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,502
Project Title: Supporting Independent Media
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To help insure the continued viability of independent print and online media. The project will continue to provide emergency support to independent media outlets whose ability to continue publishing is threatened. It will also assist in improving the sustainability of independent media.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $118,265
Project Title: Supporting Civil Society Development in Eastern Belarus
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To assist independent civic initiatives outside of the country's capital. A network of regional resource centers will be maintained and developed, and a regional NGO bulletin will be published regularly. Local activists will be trained through a series of seminars and civil society initiatives throughout the region will be supported.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $48,000
Project Title: Defending Human Rights and Civic Activism
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor and defend human rights. The grantee will continue to document human rights abuses and provide assistance to individuals whose rights have been violated. It will continue to operate local branches, collect and disseminate information about abuses, and publish its annual report.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $95,582
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting the Independent Press
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote independent media and freedom of information. An important independent newspaper's print and web editions will continue to be produced and developed. The publication's audience will be expanded and its coverage of political developments increased during an important election year. A competition for young journalists will also be held.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $32,200
Project Title: Expanding Access to Independent Media
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support independent media and freedom of information. A series of pocket books will be published and calendars with information on international broadcasting into Belarus will be produced. The materials will be distributed during a series of events throughout the country. A Russian-language translation of a book on the Belarusian winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature will be published.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,200
Project Title: Fostering Government Accountability
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To foster government accountability and transparency. A website monitoring public procurement practices will be expanded and promoted. Workshops will be held for civil society, media, and government representatives, a policy paper prepared and published, and official consultations on the issue facilitated. Materials to raise public awareness about public procurement will be produced and disseminated.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $26,330
Project Title: Increasing Skills of Independent Journalists
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the skills of independent journalists and media managers. The project will organize a study visit program for regional journalists and media managers. The program will consist of workshops, visits to editorial offices, and tailored trainings. Participants will gain practical experience in editorial and media management, content development, production and distribution.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $44,930
Project Title: Promoting Civic Activism
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen civil society in the regions. A series of seminars will be held for local civic activists and journalists, study visits to other regions organized for local leaders, and consultation visits of legal advisors facilitated for regional NGOs and civic initiatives. An office serving as a resource center and a website will be maintained.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,630
Project Title: Supporting an Independent Online Newspaper
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support independent media and freedom of information. A leading independent electronic newspaper will continue to be produced regularly. Articles for its popular news and information website also will be commissioned. An increase in the number of subscribers and website visitors will be accomplished by an improved social media presence.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,300
Project Title: Promoting Independent Analysis
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic ideas and values. Regular analysis will be published on an independent website, which will also serve as an aggregator of analytical texts produced by think tanks. The analysis will focus on the fall 2016 parliamentary elections, the country's deepening economic crisis, domestic reforms, and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $18,600
Project Title: Supporting Civil Society in the Regions
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen civil society and independent media at the local and regional levels. A network of regional resource centers will be assisted, a regional bulletin will be published, and public meetings that bring citizens together with civic leaders will be convened. Civil society initiatives in the regions, as well as local independent media, will be supported.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $63,620
Project Title: Fostering Independent Culture and Activism
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen independent culture, civic activism, and national identity. A series of events will be held across the country, including musical performances, public lectures, workshops, and discussions on socio-cultural topics. Other program activities include traveling exhibitions, a youth educational seminar, a competition for cultural initiatives, and the expansion of a website.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $53,020
Project Title: Supporting an Independent Online Newspaper
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support independent media and freedom of information. A popular online newspaper, which serves as a free source of objective political, economic, and social information for civil society and citizens, will continue to be produced. It will post new materials, including articles and multimedia pieces, each day, with a focus on the September 2016 parliamentary elections.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $78,720
Project Title: Protecting, Assisting and Strengthening Belarusian NGOs
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To reduce the legal challenges facing Belarusian NGOs. Belarusian nongovernmental organizations seeking to register legally in and operate from a neighboring country will be assisted and provided with administrative and organizational assistance. A series of consultations and trainings also will be held. Workshops will be held to raise public awareness.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $18,390
Project Title: Increasing the Skills of Independent Journalists
Project Region: Europe
Project Country: Belarus
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the skills of independent journalists. A school of analytical journalism will be convened for young reporters, who will be trained by well-known Belarusian and international media experts. A series of articles focusing on needed reforms will be published, and study sessions and study visits abroad will be organized.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $32,908
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