National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. Since its inception, NED has funded media programs around the world. NED promotes democracy through its roles as a grant-making institution, as a center for international scholars, and as host of the World Movement for Democracy. NED has awarded grants for a wide variety of support activities, including journalism training, legal aide for members of the media, education of media consumers, and aid to local print and broadcast outlets. The Endowment is guided by the belief that freedom is a universal human aspiration that can be realized through the development of democratic institutions, procedures, and values.
The Center for International Media Assistance at NED will facilitate cooperation and collaboration among funders, implementers, and researchers in the sector of media assistance and will engage in such activities, as issuing reports on international media assistance and making recommendations on ways to raise its visibility and improve its effectiveness. The Center will also explore how to use existing means to encourage more effectively private sector involvement in media assistance.
For more information, visit http://www.ned.org/