Free Expression

Our grantees provide media and investigative journalism training, run public service channels or websites, and investigate censorship issues. Some grantees look at the question of free expression in the digital environment, whilst others are focused on the legal aspects of it.

Human rights defenders are increasingly at risk in many countries of the world. Even some formally democratic countries have introduced laws restricting foreign funding and other measures aimed at undermining the role of civil society. In many countries, there is a new level of uncertainty, and often underlying threats of violence or arrest. Some of our grantees, working in difficult environments, have asked us not to publicise their work for security reasons. The Trust supports three additional grantees in this programme whose details cannot be shared on this website.