This section provides a list of organizations working on issues related to media freedom, including monitoring and promotion of the freedom of the press, quality and ethics in journalism, media literacy, and transparency

Centre for Media Transparency

The Centre for Media Transparency (CMT) was a think tank active in 2015-2017, based in London (GB). It was founded by a group of individuals concerned about hidden influence in the media. It operated by coordinating and commissioning the work of others around media ownership and practice, producing the report "Media ownership patterns in post-communist Romania – 5 profiles".

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Clube de Jornalistas

The Clube de Jornalistas (Press Club) was founded in Portugal in 1983. It publishes the quarterly magazine Jornalismo e Jornalistas. Every year it awards the Prémios Gazeta (Gazeta Prizes), the most prestigious award in the journalistic field in Portugal. It has about 700 members.

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Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression Initiative

The Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression Initiative seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on FoE and FoI around the world.

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression was established in 2014 by Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger , a noted First Amendment scholar, bringing together international experts and activists with the University’s faculty and students to survey, document, and strengthen free expression. Dr. Agnès Callamard, a distinguished human rights advocate and former director of the organization ARTICLE 19, is executive director.

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Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

The Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression is an Armenian NGO monitoring freedom of speech in the country, violations of journalists’ rights, and the development of independent media. It publishes general annual reports as well as more frequent analyses and reports on specific cases and issues. The Committee also develops recommendations on media legislation, and it provides support to journalists and media in need. The Committee is member of the Partnership for Open Society Initiative.

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Committee to Protect Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

CPJ's main activities include publishing articles, news releases and special reports, as well as an annual worldwide survey of press freedom Attacks on the Press . CPJ further administers the annual CPJ International Press Freedom Awards , which honour journalists and press freedom advocates who have endured beatings, threats, intimidation, and prison for reporting the news.

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Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

Founded in 1997 by the respected American journalist Chuck Lewis, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global network of more than 200 investigative journalists in 70 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.

ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity , focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. ICIJ's aims is to bring journalists from different countries together in teams - eliminating rivalry and promoting collaboration. ICIJ projects are typically staffed by teams ranging from as few as three to as many as 100-plus reporters spread around the world. These journalists work with counterparts in other countries and with Washington, D.C., staff to report, edit, and produce groundbreaking multimedia reports that adhere to the highest standards of fairness and accuracy.

In February 2017, ICIJ was spun off to become a fully independent news organization with the goal of extending its global reach and impact.

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Correctiv (CORRECT!V)

Correctiv (CORRECT!V) is a nonprofit investigative newsroom in the German-speaking world. It aims at making "investigative and informative journalism affordable and accessible to media organizations throughout Germany". Founded in 2014 it is part of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

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Council of Europe

The Council of Europe (CoE) is Europe's leading human rights organization seated in Strasbourg (France). The Convention on Human Rights, signed by all 47 CoE member states, is an international treaty designed to ensure the protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights, a CoE organ, ensures the implementation of the treaty. The CoE work is organized through committees working on more specific topics within the vast field of Human rights, while the commissioner for Human Rights is an impartial institution established by the Council of Europe in 1999.

The Committee of experts on protection of journalism and safety of journalists (MSI-JO) is an inter-governmental committee operating within the Council of Europe. The MSI-JO mandate is to work on the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists and other media actors, taking account of the implementation of the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists. official website

The Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media focuses on issues relating to culture, science, education, youth, sport and media in Europe. It has tree sub-commitees among which the Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society. official website

The Commissioner for Human Rights is an impartial and non-judicial institution established by the Council of Europe in order to to promote awareness of and respect for human rights in the 47 member states. His/Her main activities include country visits, conducting studies and giving advice on systematic human rights work, as well as rising awareness of topics related to human rights. official website

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Credibility Coalition

Credibility Coalition is a group founded in 2017 by Meedan and Hacks/Hackers committed to improving the information ecosystems by exploring the factors that lead to assess the credibility and reliability of an information.

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Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND)

Founded in 1910, the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND) has more than 2500 members. Its main goals are to defend freedom of speech, freedom of information and journalists’ rights. In 2015, it also founded the Center for Freedom of Expression which provides pro bono legal services and education to journalists. The HND is member of the International Journalist Federation (IFJ).

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