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Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Our purpose today is twofold. We want to celebrate the momentous breakthrough for democracy that occurred 30 years ago, and we also want to examine the present situation in Poland in Central Europe and the challenges that lie ahead. Mr. President, I’ll begin my remarks today with the same words that you used to…

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Amb. Sam Brownback Remarks | 2019 Democracy Award Amb. Sam Brownback Remarks | 2019 Democracy Award

What a pleasure to be back with you here and at such an important time and such a a key occasion. And I’m delighted for the work that the NED does, you’ve done excellent work for the many years that I’ve been associated with you. He forgot my most important title though that I have…

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20 Years of the World Movement for Democracy 20 Years of the World Movement for Democracy

It’s a very lonely struggle if you’re an activist in a difficult country. You sometimes feel abandoned, you feel like you have no friends, you can lose hope. People can, you know, give in to despair. And by having a network like this, by bringing people together who are from the front lines, who are…

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1989 30th Anniversary Tribute to Lech Wałęsa Wrap-Up 1989 30th Anniversary Tribute to Lech Wałęsa Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Tonight we want to say thank you to Lech Walesa and to let him know that we have not forgotten the importance of that moment in 1980 when he jumped over that shipyard wall in Gdansk to join his fellows- He had been fired so he was rejoining them as colleagues. And to create…

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Impact | Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Pillars Impact | Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Pillars

In my first presentation I was surprised that many of the fellows said that, “just remove the name of the Philippines and it’s as if you’re talking about something that’s happening in my country.” The spirit of solidarity and camaraderie among the fellows, it’s something that I think I will treasure from the fellowship. It…

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NED President Carl Gershman’s Opening Remarks | 2019 Democracy Award NED President Carl Gershman’s Opening Remarks | 2019 Democracy Award

I’m really thrilled to welcome everyone here today. It’s a very important occasion. My name is Carl Gershman, I’m the president of the National Endowment for Democracy and we’re just really thrilled to be able to have you here with us today on this very important occasion. And it’s my great pleasure to welcome you…

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Trailer: Reclaiming the Internet for Democracy Trailer: Reclaiming the Internet for Democracy

The proliferation of misinformation online has made it nearly impossible for people to distinguish between propaganda and false news from factual reporting. News media as an institution is absolutely vital to the right to access to information. Access to information is in itself a necessary precursor to political participation. As developers, programmers and designers, we…

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Capacity Building | Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Pillars Capacity Building | Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Pillars

There are a lot of programs happening. It’s such a once in a lifetime opportunity. Learning about NED and working institutions, all the pluralism in American society and American political culture. In my work at the Endowment, I’m able to work with fellows who are on the front lines advocating for democracy rights and governance…

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Trailer: Elections in Zimbabwe: Autocracy and Stasis, or Democracy and Change? Trailer: Elections in Zimbabwe: Autocracy and Stasis, or Democracy and Change?

They’ll tell you, “Oh, everything is according to the law.” But you know, the law is being used in order to achieve a political purpose which is not fair. For the past few decades, Zimbabwe has been going through a protracted struggle for democratization. Democrats have met resistance and repression from the ruling Zanu-PF party…

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About the National Endowment for Democracy About the National Endowment for Democracy

If the rest of this century is to witness the gradual growth of freedom and democratic ideals we must take actions to assist a campaign for democracy. We must be stout in our conviction that freedom is not the sole prerogative of a lucky few, but the inalienable and universal right of all human beings.…

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