ARTICLE 19 works for a world where all people everywhere can freely express themselves and actively engage in public life without fear of discrimination.
We do this by working on two interlocking freedoms which set the foundation for all our work:
- The Freedom to Speak concerns everyone’s right to express and disseminate opinions, ideas and information through any means, as well as to disagree with, and question power-holders.
- The Freedom to Know concerns the right to demand and receive information by power-holders for transparency, good governance and sustainable development.
When either of these freedoms comes under threat, either by the failure of power-holders to adequately protect them, ARTICLE 19 speaks with one voice, through courts of law, through global and regional organisations, and through civil society wherever we are present.
- The Freedom to Speak
- The Freedom to Know
The Expression Agenda: Five Themes
An international team
ARTICLE 19 delivers change through local as well as international influence. That is why our people are based in a number of major cities and regions around the world.
We have teams leading advocacy in cities such as New York and Dhaka, and thematic experts driving policy change in places as diverse as Nairobi and Tunis.
- We act with integrity
- We are transparent
- We love to work collaboratively
- We celebrate and defend diversity
- We are accountable
- We never give up
- We seek to innovate and learn
Funding and governance
The work of ARTICLE 19 is enabled through major regional and international projects funded by institutional donors. Accountability for our operations is maintained by an International Board of trustees, working to the highest standards of transparency and integrity in governance, and drawing on the expertise and of its members.
The International Board approves the annual report and accounts of ARTICLE 19, in which are detailed all our major donors and regional projects. You can find our latest accounts here