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Search results for Project Country: Turkey
Years: 2016 - 2020
Project Focus: Civic Education, Democratic Ideas and Values, Freedom of Information
Displaying records 1-12 of 12 results
All results totalling $2,307,257
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.



Project Title: Strengthening Independent Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate for an open and independent press and strengthen the credibility of Turkish media. The program will maintain and expand a media monitoring website and engage leading journalists to report on press integrity in Turkey, promote digital media, support investigative journalism, and advocate for freedom of information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Advocating Freedom of Expression
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate freedom of expression and assembly according to Turkish and international law. The project will work with a network of NGOs to carry out a campaign to counter current anti-democratic legislation and limits to freedom of expression, in particular those targeting writers, journalists, academics and students.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,200
Project Title: Strengthening Capacity of Turkish Independent Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate for open and independent press, restore public confidence in Turkish media, and support independent journalists. Project activities will include maintaining a media monitoring website and engaging journalists to report on press integrity, promoting digital media, supporting investigative journalism, and advocating for freedom of information.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $131,000
Project Title: Strengthening Capacity of Turkish Independent Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate for open and independent press, restore public confidence in Turkish media, and support independent journalists. Project activities will include maintaining a media monitoring website and engaging journalists to report on press integrity, promoting digital media, supporting investigative journalism, and advocating for freedom of information.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $120,400
Project Title: Advocating for Freedom of Expression
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate freedom of expression and assembly according to Turkish and international law. The project will work with a network of NGOs to carry out a campaign to counter current anti-democratic legislation and limits to freedom of expression, in particular those targeting writers, journalists, academics and students.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote a constructive, collaborative atmosphere among diverse civil society actors based on democracy and human rights principles and to provide a civic-led platform to debate and discuss democratic norms. The organization will conduct citizens' dialogue debates for civic and human rights advocates to promote civic ownership of concepts of democracy, human rights, rule of law, and checks and balances.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $46,125
Project Title: Strengthening Capacity of Turkish Independent Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate for open and independent press and support independent journalists. Project activities will include maintaining a multi-faceted website and engaging journalists to report on press integrity, promoting digital media, supporting investigative journalism, and advocating for freedom of information. The program will also continue to provide pro bono legal assistance to independent journalists.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $290,800
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Investing in a Democratic Future
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote political dialogue, policy-driven political debate, and youth inclusion in political decision-making. The institute will conduct public opinion research and present findings to Turkey's mainline political parties. The institute will continue to train young leaders in political and policy skills, as well as reconnect with recent alumni of the its' youth programming.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $500,000
Project Title: Strengthening Capacity of Turkish Independent Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To advocate for open and independent press and support independent journalists. Project activities will include maintaining a multi-faceted website and engaging journalists to report on press integrity, promoting digital media, supporting investigative journalism, and advocating for freedom of information. The program will also continue to provide pro bono legal assistance to independent journalists.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Partnership between Civil Society and Local Government
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support local governments in adequately addressing concerns of their communities, the Institute will collaborate with local elected officials and civil servants, civil society groups, and social entrepreneurs to build partnerships that will engender more effective, responsive policies. By adopting more inclusive and cooperative decision-making approaches, these communities will promote the political empowerment of citizens, build democratic habits with application beyond the boundaries of this program, and serve as potential models for other communities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $750,000
Project Title: Empowering Independent Voices to Push Back Against Closing Democratic Space
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To continue to foster increased transparency and accountability by providing understandable government data to private sector stakeholders and other citizens in Turkey. The center will empower civil society to advocate for increased access to information and transparent governance and support independent media by working with a local partner to publish data collected by the government in a central, online location.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $238,732
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Ideas and Values through Digital Media
Project Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project Country: Turkey
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic ideas and values and advance public policy debate through digital media platforms. The organization will collaborate with members of Turkish academia and civil society to produce a series of informational videos and podcasts on critical socio-political issues in Turkey. In addition, the grantee will organize training workshops on developing and promoting explanatory digital media content and hold town hall meetings on democracy-related topics such as freedom of speech, women's rights and social and political polarization.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000