ARTICLE 19

Article 19 is a non-governmental organisation working to secure the right to freedom of expression and right to access information for everyone. Each year they produce a report on the status of freedom of expression globally.

European Wergeland Centre

The European Wergeland Centre was established by the Council of Europe and Norway in 2008 and serves all 47 member states. The Centre promotes education for democracy and human rights by:

  • Providing capacity building for people involved in or with education
  • Cooperating with national authorities, developing programmes responding to their priorities
  • Supporting and applying research in the field
  • Contributing to policy development in the Council of Europe and its member states
  • Disseminating information and serving as a platform and meeting place

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. The Foundation focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa through four main initiatives:

  • Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)
  • Ibrahim Forum
  • Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership
  • Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships.

Freedom House

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. They analyze the challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. Each year they release the Freedom in the World report which maps civil and political rights in all countries across the world. In addition, they issue yearly reports on Freedom in the Press and Freedom on the Net reporting on media independence and internet freedom around the world respectively.

More information on the three annual reports can be found here (English only):

Freedom in the World

Freedom in the Press

Freedom on the Net