In an interview with VOA, Robert Benjamin, Director for Central and Eastern Europe at the National Democratic Institute in the United States, said the allegations and disputes need to be thoroughly analyzed so that voters can be sure that their voices have been heard. In a conversation with his colleague Keida Kostreci, Mr. Benjamin said that Albania has a chance to create a broad consensus to solve the country's problems.

Washington, DC - John McCain was a patriot, war hero, and giant of the United States Senate. He was also one of the world’s most vocal and effective champions of human rights and democracy. As Chairman of the National Democratic Institute, it was my privilege to work closely with him in his capacity as Chairman of the International Republican Institute to support democratic movements in every region of the world. He embodied American values, serving and sacrificing to protect liberty and to help freedom flourish.

In remarks at the 10th Anniversary of Georgetown University's Masters Program in Democracy and Governance, NDI President Kenneth Wollack reflected on the state of democracy around the world.

"I confess to be an incurable optimist who for 32 years has worked in the optimism business," Wollack said. "Given negative trends over the past decade... I, like my chairman Madeleine Albright, remain optimistic but, I concede, we are optimists who now worry a lot."

Awardees Include Oxford Internet Institute’s Project on Computational Propaganda (United Kingdom),  (Ukraine), Rappler (Philippines)

Washington, D.C. -- While press coverage on disinformation has focused on Russian interference in the U.S. elections, the problem of disinformation is global in scale. Disinformation poisons democratic discourse, often making it difficult for citizens to distinguish between truth and fiction, or between genuine and manufactured social media conversations.

Monrovia, Liberia - On October 10th, Liberians went to the polls in large numbers in the hope of further consolidating peace and strengthening their democracy. 

According to National Democratic Institute (NDI) delegation co-leader and Regional Director, Chris Fomunyoh, “These elections mark a historic milestone for Liberia. Given the country’s experience of conflict and developmental challenges, Liberians should take great pride in the electoral process the country has conducted thus far.”


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