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All results totalling $37,166,073
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Project Title: Ensuring Free and Open Access to Online Information
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To ensure continued access to online information, and to facilitate access to banned or censored media, news, and information websites. Activities will include the development and maintenance of a censorship-circumvention web-browser application that will give Chinese citizens access to objective information about developments within their own borders and current events and perspectives around the world, and help foster the use of websites that focus on democracy, human rights, and civil society.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $199,969
Project Title: Empowering Workers
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To monitor and analyze labor activism, and to support workers organizing to protect their constitutional and labor rights. Using advanced technological analysis tools, the project will monitor labor strikes and incidents in China, and will build the capacity of labor activists and lawyers to use the legal system to protect freedom of association.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $95,000
Project Title: Supporting Grassroots NGOs
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To build the capacity of NGOs, support seasoned activists, and engage new activists, equipping them with skills to be effective human rights defenders and to reduce the risks they face in an increasingly repressive environment. The organization will support groups focused on human rights education, access to justice, direct assistance to human rights defenders and their families, and policy advocacy by providing assistance with administrative work and strategic direction.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $57,300
Project Title: Supporting Grassroots NGOs
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To build the capacity of NGOs and engage young activists in policy advocacy. Groups focused on human rights education, access to justice, and policy advocacy will receive assistance with administrative work and strategic direction. The project will also provide assistance to human rights defenders at risk and their families.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $90,000
Project Title: Empowering Environmental Rights Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To build a network of environmental groups with the capacity to conduct advocacy and public outreach on water quality and accountability issues. The project will help partners coordinate initiatives to promote citizen engagement in efforts to protect the environment and act as a watchdog regarding compliance on the part of local governments and businesses.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $248,500
Project Title: Empowering Citizen Journalists to Defend Human Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster debate on public policy issues through journalism, analysis, and art and to increase the capacity of citizens to report on human rights issues. The organization will document human rights violations, advocate for human rights, and work with citizen journalists to increase their reporting, analysis, and writing skills.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $63,000
Project Title: Enhancing Capacity and Facilitating Regional Solidarity of Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity of Chinese human rights lawyers and activists to effectively advocate for marginalized and vulnerable groups, and to create and strengthen regional networks of rights defenders and their allies. The organization will arrange seminars, site visits, and networking opportunities for Chinese human rights lawyers to engage with peers and counterparts in Japan. Following these exchanges, the organization will take steps to ensure these networks will be sustained over time and result in cooperation in human rights advocacy regarding government abuses in China.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $100,614
Project Title: Empowering Environmental Rights Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To support a network of environmental groups to monitor, document, and conduct advocacy and public outreach, and to promote citizen engagement and government accountability. The organization will help local partners coordinate initiatives to promote citizen engagement in efforts to protect the environment and act as a watchdog to ensure compliance by local governments and businesses.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $153,000
Project Title: Promoting Digital Activism
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To improve civil society activists' digital expertise to protect human rights, ensure accountable government, and encourage civic participation. Activists and civil society organizations will be trained in civic technology concepts, digital tools and security, and will be provided resources for protecting freedom of digital information. This project will promote collaboration among civil society activists and the technology community to push for digital transparency, open governance, and accountability.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Fostering Interethnic and Interfaith Solidarity
Organization Name: Initiatives for China Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To foster trust and cooperation between different ethnic and religious groups. The program will host an interethnic and interfaith conference to bring together pro-democracy activists from groups both inside and outside of China. This conference will allow participants to share experiences and advocacy tools, discuss current events, and explore opportunities for cooperation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $120,000
Project Title: Providing Information and Analysis on China's Human Rights
Organization Name: China Change
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise the profile of human rights defenders and public intellectuals and to provide analysis on political developments in China. The organization will translate commentaries and interviews from leading intellectuals and rights defenders from Chinese into English, provide brief summaries of daily events and timely reports on human rights abuses, and write original profiles and opinion pieces about the human rights and democracy movements.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $86,400
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Empowering Civil Society to Protect Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To support the development of grassroots leaders' capacity and skills. Activities will include mentoring, workshops, and the development of a variety of online educational and reference resources. Topics will include management, optimizing decision-making structures and processes, strategic planning, legal awareness, sustainable growth, and team-building.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $174,047
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Building Human Rights Advocacy Capacity and Empowering Civil Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build the capacity of civil society and at-risk human rights defenders in creating space to protect human rights. This project will foster cooperation among Chinese rights defenders and allow them to better understand and participate in international human rights mechanisms. The project will enable rights defenders to carry out a broad program of advocacy, capacity building, and support for human rights defense activities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $496,000
Project Title: Ensuring Free and Open Access to Online Information
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To ensure access to censored media, news, and information websites through a free and safe Internet browser application. This project will maintain a censorship-circumvention web browser application that gives Chinese citizens free access to objective information and fosters use of websites that focus on democracy, human rights, and civil society.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $234,966
Project Title: Providing Information and Analysis on China's Human Rights
Organization Name: China Change
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise the profile of human rights defenders and liberal intellectuals, and to provide analysis on political developments in China. The organization will translate Chinese commentaries and interviews from leading intellectuals and rights defenders into English, provide brief summaries of daily events and timely reports on human rights abuses, and write original profiles and opinion pieces about China's human rights and democracy movements.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Combating Censorship, Countering Propaganda, and Supporting Free Expression
Organization Name: China Digital Times, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide access to uncensored news and commentary about China's influence on the information space, and to monitor and document the use of surveillance and censorship technologies both domestically and internationally. The organization will increase access to information in Chinese cyberspace, and will provide, in English and Chinese, political and social commentary and perspectives on China's growing global influence as it impacts democratic institutions. The organization will also nurture a community of influential online activists to respond to censorship and disinformation in China and globally.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $405,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Values
Organization Name: Wei Jingsheng Foundation, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote awareness of democratic values among the Chinese public, and to inform the international community about human rights violations within China. The project will continue its outreach through its website, information distribution networks, and frequent interviews with the international and Chinese press, and seek to engage new supporters through participation in community activism.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Democratic China Electronic Journal
Organization Name: Democratic China, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide a platform for debate and intellectual discourse on democratic movements and strategies for democratization in China. Articles by academics, activists, students, and artists about current social and political issues will be published. The group will also maintain space to develop the framework and influence of Charter '08 and to promote political reform.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $180,000
Project Title: Protecting Free and Open Access to Online Information
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide access to censored media, news and information websites through a free and safe internet browser application. This project will maintain a censorship-circumvention web browser application that gives Chinese citizens free access to objective information and fosters use of websites that focus on democracy, human rights, and civil society.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $315,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Worker Rights and Representation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To educate workers about labor rights, to empower them to use legal means to protect their rights, and to advocate for labor rights in China. The organization will report on labor rights violations and educate workers on labor law and rights defense through trainings and the production and distribution of written materials. In addition, the organization will seek to expand leadership roles and opportunities for women in the labor rights movement through targeted, NGO staff trainings.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $90,000
Project Title: Monitoring Media Censorship
Organization Name: Freedom House
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote awareness among Chinese and international stakeholders about the state's control of information and media, and to provide information about ongoing and potential responses to that control. The organization will produce a monthly publication that reports on censorship in both Chinese and English online versions to challenge censorship and counter the government's propaganda efforts.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $83,950
Project Title: Advancing Women's Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To advocate for and raise international awareness of women's rights in China. Project activities will include organizing lectures, conducting a training workshop, undertaking international advocacy, and launching campaigns to increase international awareness on women's rights issues in China through various available platforms and established networks. Utilizing its strong country-based network and resources, the international audience will be kept up-to-date on women's activism in China.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Supporting Free Expression and Open Debate
Organization Name: Princeton China Initiative
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide a platform for intellectual debate and to stimulate discourse on China's democratization. The organization will publish China in Perspective, an online magazine that focuses on international relations, comparative democratization, the changing dynamics in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and historical analysis of democratization experiences in Asia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Supporting Freedom of Expression through Technology
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote freedom of expression for censored publishers and writers. The project will provide access to platforms and online distribution mechanisms that allow writers and publishers to publish independent news and views, reaching a wider audience for literature on important contemporary social and political issues.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $76,200
Project Title: Strengthening Worker Rights and Representation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To empower workers to protect and advocate for their rights by increasing awareness of those rights and increasing their legal knowledge. The organization will produce investigative reports on rights violations, conduct workshops for workers on labor laws, and distribute educational materials on fundamental rights and emerging issues of concern for workers. Additionally, the organization will work to expand women's leadership roles in the labor rights movement.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $160,000
Project Title: Combating Censorship and Supporting Free Expression
Organization Name: China Digital Times, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide access to uncensored news and commentary about China, and about the Chinese government's efforts to control the information space. The grantee will work to increase access to information in Chinese cyberspace and nurture a community of influential Internet users. The group will also provide content in English and Chinese to give readers access to important political and social commentary.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $340,000
Project Title: Defending and Assisting Rights Defenders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support, aid, and defend human rights defenders and their families. Project activities will include legal aid, direct assistance, and mental health support for human rights defenders and their families, as well as advocacy on behalf of this community.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $58,815
Project Title: Supporting Free Expression, Combating Information Manipulation, and Countering Global Authoritarianism
Organization Name: China Digital Times, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen freedom of expression, provide access to uncensored news and commentary, to document the use of surveillance and censorship technologies, both domestically and internationally. The organization will increase access to information in Chinese cyberspace, document and analyze material relevant to the Chinese Communist Party's manipulation of information to disseminate globally, and develop and support an international network of relevant stakeholders, including journalists, scholars, and policymakers, to share knowledge and expertise on China's growing global influence as it impacts democratic institutions.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $1,200,000
Project Title: Advancing Citizen Participation for Accountable Environmental Governance
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen environmental civil society organizations' (CSOs) capacity to empower citizens to hold local government accountable through public monitoring and civic participation. The program will include working with local and international partners to hold a foundational workshop with CSOs; arranging and facilitating meetings among CSOs, citizens, government officials, academics, and private sector representatives; and reporting on outcomes and new opportunities for civic engagement.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Capacity Building for Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To build the capacity of civil society activists and human rights defenders. Project activities will improve human rights defenders' capacity in strategic planning, organizational development, crisis management, and networking. The project will also provide and maintain a secure technological support platform for activists to share information and coordinate on projects.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $231,285
Project Title: Journal of China Strategic Analysis
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide a platform for high-level analysis of international relations, reform initiatives, domestic policies, and the potential for democratic transition. A journal featuring carefully researched and thought-provoking articles will be published and distributed to a targeted audience of decision-makers critical to reform.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $56,810
Project Title: Promoting Respect for the Rule of Law
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote respect for the rule of law and equip lawyers to effectively protect human rights. Project activities will include training on combating torture and other forms of abuse by authorities, as well as research and advocacy on criminal defense reforms. The project will also provide literature and training designed to strengthen work on disability rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $148,700
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Ideas and Values
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To educate and train civil society activists on democratization and social movements and to provide a platform for youth to engage in discussion of democratic ideas and civil society activism. The project activities include holding seminars, workshops and trainings to facilitate the exchange of ideas and cooperation among activists in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan, and maintaining a multi-platform program for Chinese youth to learn about modern history and current events, comparative democratic development, and civil society initiatives.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $123,677
Project Title: Empowering Citizen Journalists to Defend Human Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster debate on public policy issues through journalism, analysis, and art, and to increase the capacity of citizens to report on human rights issues. Project activities will include documenting human rights violations, advocating for human rights, and working with citizen journalists to increase their reporting, analysis, and writing skills.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $62,000
Project Title: Supporting, Safeguarding, and Empowering Human Rights Lawyers
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen the rule of law by improving the skills of human rights lawyers, facilitating access to justice, and documenting rights violations against the legal community. Project activities will include providing legal aid, holding professional exchange and strategic litigation workshops, documenting and disseminating information about rights violations against lawyers, managing a small fund in support of research and advocacy projects, and offering emergency humanitarian assistance.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $155,800
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Values
Organization Name: Wei Jingsheng Foundation, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote awareness of democratic values among the Chinese public, and to inform the international community about the human rights situation within mainland China. The organization will continue its outreach through its website, distribution of information on China, and frequent interviews with the international and Chinese press, and staff will engage in advocacy efforts with international institutions.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Capacity-Building for Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To build the capacity of civil society activists and human rights defenders. The grantee will work with activists to improve their capacity in strategic planning, organizational development, and networking. The project will also provide targeted assistance to those suffering abuse from authorities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $377,302
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society for Policy and Legal Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the effectiveness of legal and policy work on anti-discrimination issues, women's rights, and consumer rights. The program will refine and disseminate reference materials and manuals to increase knowledge of legislative, legal, and policy frameworks governing specific areas of current concern; train lawyers; and advocate for policy and legal reform.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $192,605
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society for Policy Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the effectiveness of legal and policy work on anti-discrimination issues, women's rights, and consumer rights. The program will refine and disseminate reference materials and manuals to increase knowledge of legislative, legal, and policy frameworks governing specific areas of current concern, train lawyers, and advocate for policy and legal reform.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $150,000
Project Title: Monitoring Media Censorship
Organization Name: Freedom House
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote awareness among Chinese and Western stakeholders about the Chinese government's efforts to control media and information and to provide information on ongoing and potential responses to challenge and counter such control. The organization will produce the Chinese- and English-language versions of the China Media Bulletin, a monthly digest that reports on censorship in China and its global influence.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $95,000
Project Title: Strengthening Worker Rights and Representation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To increase workers' rights awareness and legal knowledge to protect and advocate for themselves. The organization will produce investigative reports on rights violations, facilitate dialogues among female labor activists, and support workers on labor laws, promotion of rights defense, and emerging issues of concern. Additionally, the organization will support the expansion of women's leadership roles in the labor rights movement.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $205,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Democracy and Independent Filmmaking
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To overcome censorship, raise human rights awareness, and document human rights violations. The organization will support the production of independent documentaries and human rights awareness-raising initiatives by civil society activists. The documentaries will serve to promote messages of democracy and government accountability.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Supporting Labor Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To improve the ability of workers to protect their rights in the area of occupational safety and health. The project will build the capacity of workers living with conditions and diseases caused by dangerous working conditions to organize into networks that can advocate for policy change. The project will assist activists to conduct outreach and hold trainings on rights protection in the workplace.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,998
Project Title: Promoting Government Transparency and Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase the capacity of civil society to advocate for transparent government processes. The project will facilitate the work of a network of activists dedicated to pressing for a more transparent and accountable government by conducting research and holding meetings on the use of open government information regulations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Monitoring Media Freedom
Organization Name: International Federation of Journalists - Asia Pacific
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the capacity of journalists in China, Hong Kong and Macao to act as media freedom watchdogs. The organization will work with journalists' associations and individual journalists to foster networks and information-sharing between local groups and international advocates by providing training in international standards and practices, as well as facilitating regional engagement in monitoring press freedom in China and distributing advocacy materials.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: International Advocacy for Chinese Civil Society
Organization Name: China Change
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise the international profile of human rights defenders, intellectuals, and rights lawyers. The grantee will translate commentaries and interviews from Chinese into English as well as write original profiles and opinion pieces about the democracy and civil rights movement. The group will also conduct advocacy activities at international forums and events.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $14,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Debating Democratic Reform
Organization Name: Democratic China, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide a platform for debate and intellectual discourse on democratic movements and strategies for democratization in China. The organization will publish articles by academics, activists, students, and artists about current social and political issues. The group will also maintain space to develop the framework and influence of Charter '08 and promote political reform.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $67,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Capacity-Building for Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To build the capacity of civil society activists and human rights defenders. The grantee will work with activists to improve their capacity in strategic planning, organizational development, and networking. The project will also provide targeted assistance to those suffering abuse from authorities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $42,700
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Ideas and Values
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To educate and train civil society activists on democratization and social movements and to provide a platform for youth to engage in discussion of democratic ideas, including tolerance, conflict resolution, and civil society activism. A multi-platform program will be available for Chinese youth to learn about modern history and current events, comparative democratic development, and civil society initiatives.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Respect for the Rule of Law
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote respect for the rule of law and equip lawyers to effectively protect human rights. Project activities will include training on combating torture and other forms of abuse by authorities, as well as research and advocacy on criminal defense reforms. The project will also provide literature and training designed to strengthen work on disability rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,700
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Providing Information and Analysis on China's Human Rights
Organization Name: China Change
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise the profile of human rights defenders and public intellectuals and to provide analysis on political developments in China. The organization will translate commentaries and interviews from leading intellectuals and rights defenders from Chinese into English, provide brief summaries of daily events and timely reports on human rights abuses, and write original profiles and opinion pieces about the human rights and democracy movements.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $13,400
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Engaging Critical Analysis and Political Discourse
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide a platform for high-level analysis of China's international relations, governance reform, domestic politics, and the potential for democratic transition. Project activities will include publishing a quarterly journal of carefully researched and thought-provoking articles and distributing it to a targeted audience of decision-makers.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society for Policy and Legal Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the effectiveness of legal and policy work on anti-discrimination issues, women's rights, and consumer rights. The program will refine and disseminate reference materials and manuals to increase knowledge of legislative, legal, and policy frameworks governing specific areas of current concern; train lawyers; and advocate for policy and legal reform.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $21,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Exposing Censorship and Influence in the Global Information Space
Organization Name: China Digital Times, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide access to uncensored news and commentary about state influence in the information space, to monitor and document the use of surveillance and censorship technologies both domestically and internationally, and to disseminate such knowledge to civil society activists in other regions. The organization will share information through its online platforms, partnerships, and networks, and will provide local and international partners with perspective on state methods, strategies, and growing global influence as it impacts democratic institutions and human rights.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $75,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Empowering Workers
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To closely monitor and analyze Chinese labor activism and to support workers in organizing to protect their constitutional and labor rights. The organization will monitor, document, and disseminate information about labor strikes and incidents in China. It will also work to empower workers to hold unions and local governments accountable.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Defending Property Rights and Empowering Entrepreneurs
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To raise awareness among local entrepreneurs and their employees about personal and property rights, and empower them to protect those rights. The organization will work with lawyers and community activists to develop and carry out training designed to provide entrepreneurs and their employees with legal tools and strategies to defend their personal and property rights, and will build a network among training participants to encourage the sharing of knowledge and coordinate strategies to increase equitable application of the rule of law.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Worker Rights and Representation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To increase workers' rights awareness and legal knowledge to protect and advocate for themselves. The organization will produce investigative reports on rights violations, facilitate dialogues among female labor activists, and support workers on labor laws, promotion of rights defense, and emerging issues of concern. Additionally, the organization will support the expansion of women's leadership roles in the labor rights movement.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting Grassroots NGOs
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To build the capacity of non-governmental organizations, support seasoned activists, and engage new activists, equipping them with skills to be effective human rights defenders and to reduce the risks they face in an increasingly repressive environment. The project will support groups focused on human rights education, access to justice, direct assistance to human rights defenders and their families, and policy advocacy by providing assistance with administrative work and strategic direction.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $13,700
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Increasing Access to Information in China
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase Chinese citizens' access to information on issues of public concern. The organization will encourage public demand for accountable governance through increased public access to information, the free flow of which is vital to both free-market economic systems and democratic political systems. The organization's partners will build the capacity of citizen journalists to utilize regulations that call for open government information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $205,240
Project Title: Worker Rights Awareness
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to defend worker rights. The center will continue to support efforts of grassroots workers and independent worker rights organizations to promote labor law enforcement and advocate for strengthened worker rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $328,500
Project Title: Promoting Accountable Public Governance and Transparency
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To provide a forum for learning and discussion regarding contemporary public policy issues. Training sessions and interactive workshops will equip graduates and young professionals to analyze and debate issues of public concern. Skills to be emphasized will include using evidence-based approaches, reconciling multiple points of view, and using discussion and debate to achieve broader public understanding and devise durable policy solutions.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $156,946
Project Title: Building the Capacity of Youth Leadership
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote data-driven approaches to public governance challenges. The center will support data-based research on a variety of governance topics and the development of tailored multi-media products making the research findings and analysis readily accessible to the public.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $103,615
Project Title: Protecting the Property Rights of Chinese Private Entrepreneurs Phase II
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen public understanding of the property rights framework and improve the operating environment for private entrepreneurs at the grassroots level. The project will offer legal training workshops and rights protection forums for entrepreneurs and improve the availability of relevant materials, resources, and experts that can be called upon by entrepreneurs at the local level.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $19
Project Title: Strengthening the Resiliency of Chinese Civil Society
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote principles of accountability, inclusivity, and transparency in the operations of civil society organizations. The institute will develop and promote training materials and methodologies designed to boost the capacity and effectiveness of nascent, grassroots organizations. Areas of focus will include human resources, volunteer management, project design, evaluation, and strategic planning. The institute will also develop viable models for meaningful dialogue among stakeholders concerned with the healthy development and growth of diverse sectors of civil society.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $800,000
Project Title: Raising Public Awareness of Civil Society Developments in China
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To enable NGO practitioners to monitor civil society developments and to build the capacity of civil society organizations. The project will track and gauge the impact of recent regulatory developments on civil society organizations; support independent journalism by civil society voices on issues important to NGOs; and provide training sessions for NGOs to improve their capacity.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $215,643
Project Title: Worker Rights Awareness
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to defend worker rights in China. The center will support efforts of grassroots workers and independent worker rights advocates to raise workers' awareness about their rights, to promote strengthened labor law enforcement, and to advocate for pro-worker policies.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $335,650
Project Title: Supporting Civic Participation In Public Governance
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To raise awareness among public interest lawyers, NGO workers, and entrepreneurs of the role they can play in policy advocacy and to enhance civil society organizations and youth leadership in citizen engagement. The center and its partners will provide advocacy training and tools to public interest lawyers, NGO workers, entrepreneurs, and youth community leaders, while simultaneously supporting dialogue and network building among these groups.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $234,160
Project Title: Sustaining Civil Society in a Repressive Operating Environment
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide CSOs with access to information, skills, and approaches to manage programs and build organizational capacity in order to adapt to an uncertain operating environment. The institute will conduct training workshops, and support the ongoing development of civil society networks. It will also promote awareness of civic engagement opportunities by supporting networks, and implementing good governance workshops at the local level.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $600,000
Project Title: Worker Rights Awareness
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to advance worker rights in China, the center will continue to support efforts of workers and grassroots worker rights advocates to conduct worker outreach and education, provide legal assistance, train worker activists and legal practitioners, and advocate for policy changes, with the objective to raise workers' awareness about their rights, promote better enforcement of labor and safety laws, and protect the rights of the most vulnerable workers.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $345,000
Project Title: Embedding Civil Society in a Shifting Environment
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen civil society capacity. The institute will conduct targeted workshops and expand its Electronic Commons program to provide grassroots civil society organizations (CSOs) with sustained access to information, skills, and approaches to manage programs and build organizational capacity in an increasingly restrictive operating environment. The institute will also support the ongoing development of civil society advocacy by supporting four CSO networks, promoting youth civic engagement, and implementing good governance workshops at the local level.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $600,000
Project Title: Collaborative Responses to Democratic Threats
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To identify new approaches to respond to the threats that China is posing to the democracy promotion community domestically and abroad, and to strengthen the resiliency of civil society organizations in China. The organization will help increase the capacity and access to information of CSOs and nurture the next generation of CSO leaders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $388,105
Project Title: Advancing Worker Rights and the Rule of Law
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to advance worker rights and the rule of law in China. The center will continue to support efforts of workers and grassroots worker rights advocates to conduct worker outreach and education, provide legal assistance, train worker activists and legal practitioners, and advocate for policy changes, with the objective to raise workers' awareness about their rights, promote better enforcement of labor laws, and forge international solidarity in support of their efforts.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $498,000
Project Title: Collaborative Responses to Democratic Threats Phase II
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To safeguard the survival of independent civil society actors in China, to bolster the resiliency of civil society organizations (CSOs), and to nurture young civil society leaders. The center will cultivate partnerships between the civil society and the private sector. Moreover, the center will provide capacity building resources and increase access to information for CSOs and emerging young leaders.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $570,747
Project Title: Advancing Worker Rights and the Rule of Law
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to advance worker rights and the rule of law in China, the Center will collaborate with partners to strengthen the capacity of grassroots worker rights advocates to raise workers' rights awareness, promote better enforcement of labor laws, combat gender-based discrimination and violence in the workplace, and advocate for better access to justice for workers.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $1,047,501
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Advancing Worker Rights and the Rule of Law
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to advance worker rights and the rule of law in China, the Center will collaborate with partners to strengthen the capacity of grassroots worker rights advocates to raise workers' rights awareness, promote better enforcement of labor laws, combat gender-based discrimination and violence in the workplace, and advocate for better access to justice for workers.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $307,001
Project Title: Humanitarian Assistance for Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide financial assistance to human rights activists, rights defenders, and political thinkers who face repression and financial hardship due to their work. Through coordination and collaboration with multiple networks, the project will distribute short-term emergency aid to human rights activists and their families facing harassment and arrest.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Assistance for Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To support civil society activists and human rights defenders who cannot work in China and create opportunities for their professional development. The organization will identify individuals who are at risk for their work on human rights and democracy and provide resources that allow them to seek meaningful educational or professional opportunities abroad, learning new skills to further their work in China. The organization will also provide support for those fellows returning to China to use their new skills and resources in their activist work.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Women's Rights in the Tibetan Exile Community
Organization Name: Tibetan Women's Association
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To increase organizational capacity, refine strategic direction, and improve implementation of programs. The grantee will review and improve its programs and strategies by working closely with an outside consultant. To be more effective as a women's advocacy group, the organization will also meet with and learn from like-minded organizations founded by former political prisoners in another country.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $8,000
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democracy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To instill in the Tibetan community in exile democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles. The grantee will provide skills training to local assembly members in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention, thus fostering more effective governance practices
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $21,426
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: International Tibet Independence Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $29,870
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Building Networks in Defense of Rights and the Environment
Organization Name: Tibetan Center for Youth and Non-Violence
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance information sharing, improve cooperation and coordination, and promote solidarity among ethnic and religious groups. The organization will raise awareness about and demand accountability for destructive environmental policies in Tibet, network with stakeholders in downstream nations to share experiences and advocacy tools, and discuss opportunities for cooperation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,987
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The group will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $73,832
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Building Networks in Defense of Rights and the Environment
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance information sharing, improve cooperation and coordination, and promote solidarity among pro-democracy ethnic and religious groups. The organization will raise awareness about and demand accountability for China's environmental policies in Tibet and network with stakeholders in downstream nations to share experiences and advocacy tools, and discuss opportunities for cooperation. The organization will build alliances and stronger partnerships among youth leaders and democrats from Tibet, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: The Tibet Museum
Organization Name: Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To preserve, protect, and promote Tibetan identity and counter Chinese propaganda about Tibet's political and cultural history through the launch of a new Tibet museum. The organization will collect and document material related to modern Tibetan history and present it in professionally curated museum exhibitions accessible to visitors, academics, activists, and media from around the world.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet issues at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet and use this documentation for advocacy at the UN. The organization also will strengthen other NGOs' skills in UN advocacy in an effort to convince the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $58,000
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: International Tibet Independence Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $46,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $64,705
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The organization will conduct research on the human rights, political, and legal landscape in Tibet to produce a variety of advocacy reports and develop tools to strengthen Tibetan activists' ability to monitor and advocate for human rights in Tibet.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $78,000
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: Tibetan Literacy Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The grantee will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $14,000
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The organization will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, provide capacity building trainings for members, and increase cooperation among Tibet support groups.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $120,000
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democratic Processes
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles in the Tibetan community in exile. The organization will provide skills training to local assembly members and civil society organizations in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the capacity and skills of the next generation of Tibetan leaders, the grantee will organize training for key movement leaders and develop educational tools that focus on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law. Additionally, the grantee will strengthen the use of secure online security communication and digital practices by Tibetan activists.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $95,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $41,500
Project Title: Tibet-China Democracy Networking Program
Organization Name: Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To improve understanding of human rights and democracy-related concerns in Tibet among Chinese, both in China and abroad, and to increase communication between Tibetans and Chinese. The organization will facilitate interaction between Tibetan and Chinese democracy leaders, scholars, and others through meetings, conferences, cultural events, and exchange visits.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $52,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Tibet Monitoring and Information Networks
Organization Name: Tibet Watch
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity for human rights monitoring, documentation, and reporting on the situation inside Tibet by strengthening information-gathering networks within the Tibetan community and incorporating strategic satellite monitoring of key sites in Tibet. The organization will use information obtained and verified through these sources to produce credible, in-depth, and timely reporting on human rights violations in Tibet.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $53,305
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,700
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. The organization, an independent shortwave radio station, will broadcast daily news about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and neighboring countries.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $41,800
Project Title: Amplifying Voices From Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and increase understanding of political and social conditions in the country from the Tibetans' point of view. The organization will translate articles written by thought leaders, artists, and writers in Tibet and China from Tibetan and Mandarin into English, and disseminate them to an international audience to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $14,550
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