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Empowering independent media: U.S. efforts to foster a free press and an open Internet

Efforts to bolster independent media and an open Internet overseas are having significant impact, but face a lack of funding, growth in online censorship and surveillance, and rising attacks on journalists, according to a new report from the Center for International Media Assistance. The forthcoming 150-page report, Empowering Independent Media , provides a comprehensive survey of U.S. initiatives by public and private donors, nonprofit organizations, universities, and others that focus on media as a means to encourage democratization and economic development.

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‘Fearful’ and ‘encircled’ – Putin is ‘no longer a tsar’

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Historians and political scientists have long debated the respective importance of individuals and impersonal forces, agency and structure,

Putin ‘on a collision course’ or ‘at a fork in the road’? – NED

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): “The point of elections is that their outcome should be uncertain,” says The Economist.

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Xi Jinping – an unlikely Gorbachev?

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): As China’s dauphin Xi Jinping met President Barack Obama at the White House today, a new survey revealed

New media scholar Nikolay Rudenskiy is author of ‘pro-Putin Bias in VOA’ study

Sources told BBG Watch that an independent Russian journalist who warned about a “pro-Putin” bias of the Voice of America Russian Service is new media scholar Dr. Nikolay

Twitter and internet freedom: distinguish democracies from dictatorships

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Reports that Twitter is planning to ‘censor’ the content of certain tweets has caused alarm amongst pro-democracy bloggers

Russia and the West: why democracy threatens Putin

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A new two-part BBC series on Russia’s democratic regression is essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand the

‘Paranoid’ Kremlin tries to curb opposition, as pro-democracy US envoy sworn in

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Russia’s revived and robust opposition plans to rally near the Kremlin next month, maintaining the momentum of protests

Soviet Fall, Arab Spring

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Does the experience of post-Soviet transitions bear lessons for the Arab Spring?

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Havel’s moral leadership remains a beacon, Obama tells memorial tribute

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Václav Havel’s “peaceful resistance shook the foundations of an empire, exposed the emptiness of a repressive ideology, and

‘No Enemies, No Hatred’ – just moral authority

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): A new collection of Liu Xiaobo’s writings demonstrates that the Chinese dissident has much in common with

What Havel means to China’s dissidents – NED

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Václav Havel spoke directly to Chinese dissidents, writes scholar and human rights activist Xiaorong Li. He knew intimately what

Václav Havel – a Memorial Tribute – NED

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech

Putin’s ‘Ceausescu moment’? Maybe not, but …… – NED

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Russian premier Vladimir Putin today disparaged his critics as pawns of the United States in his first public

Re-run election, says Gorbachev; support Russia’s democrats, says bipartisan group – NED

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The United States must speak and act in support of Russia’s pro-democracy forces, a bipartisan group insisted today.

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