Our values

A group of protestors in Myanmar sit cross legged with a mask covering their eyes

We are working on stories that illustrate these values – watch this space!

The following core values guide all of ARTICLE 19’s work:


  • We hold ourselves to the high standards we set for others. 
  • We are coherent on matters of law and policy wherever we work in the world. 
  • We value visibility, objectivity, and the accuracy of our work.


  • We know good information can enable powerful action. 
  • We are clear, open, and honest in our dealings with each other and the outside world. 


  • Our network of supporters and partners is the lifeblood of our organisation.  
  • We seek to build productive and inspiring relationships based on the trust our partners, supporters, and donors place in us. 


  • We respect each other and we listen to each other. 
  • We actively defend those whose voices are marginalised. 


  • We say what we mean and we do what we say, speaking with one voice wherever possible.  
  • We work hard to make sure our learning and reporting is the best it can be.


  • We never give up.
  • We are tenacious and will find every possible avenue to seek changes in law and practice to secure the freedoms associated with our mission. 


  • We are proud of our expertise and are always ready to share what we know. 
  • We seek to explore the boundaries of our field for benefits of the freedoms we protect.