Monday, March 16, 2015

Sudden secrecy at NED

NED's Where We Work page for Cuba no longer shows grantees
Names of the recipients of Cuba-related grants no longer appear on the National Endowment for Democracy's website.
Just last week, clicking on this link led to the 2014 grant recipients. Early this morning, the link led to a page that asked for a user name and password. It now leads to NED's Latin America/Caribbean page.
It could be that NED is re-organizing its site and the sudden secrecy is temporary. Or it could be that the organization has changed its practice of publishing the names of grant recipients from the previous year.
Links for the latest annual reports weren't working this morning, either. Hours later, they were repaired, but the 2014 report was no longer listed.
The U.S. government gave the NED $829,294,446 from 2007 to 2015. It's a non-profit organization, but might as well be a government agency - 99.92 percent of its funding came from the U.S. government in 2012, according to the latest tax records available.
The NED spent $10,425,644 in salaries in 2012. Its president, Carl Gershman, earned $246,692, plus $39,193 in other compensation.
Below are links to NED grant recipients for Cuba-related work by year:

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