Foundation for Democracy in Iran

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The Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI) is a U.S.-based Iranian dissident organization founded in 1995 by Kenneth R. Timmerman, Peter W. Rodman, Joshua Muravchick and Iranian opposition expatriates to attempt to topple the Iranian government. According the National Endowment for Democracy, "FDI acquires much of its information from sources inside Iran, including local Iranian news reports not normally available in the West."[1]

Key FDI Personnel

Board of Directors

Funding

In 1996, the FDI received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for Democracy for Media and Publishing to "monitor and document the human rights situation in Iran." The National Endowment for Democracy noted that "the information will be aired through international broadcast services such as the Voice of America and the BBC, in both English and Farsi, as well as through television networks." [15]

Contact Details

The Foundation for Democracy in Iran
831 Woodmont Ave - Suite 395
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 946-2918
E-mail: exec @iran.org
Website: www.iran.org

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References

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