One NED [National Endowment for Democracy] grantee was in the spotlight on Sunday night at the Academy Awards when “Burma VJ,” a film about the gutsy video journalists of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) who secretly filmed the events of the 2007 Saffron Revolution, was up for best documentary feature. With support from NED since 1992, DVB has operated both shortwave radio and satellite TV stations based on the Thai-Burma border, broadcast via Norway, to provide independent news to the Burmese people.

– Extracted from Vin Weber, “Defending the well-endowed”, The Washington Times, 11 March 2010