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Media4Democracy - Stakeholders

Media4Democracy is an EU-funded Technical Assistance Facility strengthening the European Union Delegations’ ability to implement the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline.

Its mission is to support the EU Delegations’ broad and coherent implementation of the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression and to help them to identify, design and implement appropriate near-, medium- and long-term actions.

Media4Democracy is based in Brussels and provides advocacy support and capacity building services to all EU Delegations (EUDs) worldwide, as well as customised technical support to individual EU Delegations.

Associazione Stampa Romana - Stakeholders

The Associazione Stampa Romana is the Journalists Union for journalists who live in the region Lazio, in Italy.

It is affiliated with FNSI, the national Journalists Union.

It offers different forms of support, such as legal counseling, psychological support, and deals with gender-based issues, professional harassment, support to reach out to European funding.

GiULia (GIornaliste Unite LIbere Autonome) - Stakeholders

Born in 2011, GiULia (United Free Autonomous Women Journalists) is an Italian association that unites women professional journalists and freelancers who have signed the democratic, antifascist and solidaristic manifesto.

It has two main goals:

  • to change the information imbalance about women, also using a language without stereotypes;
  • and to fight for equal job opportunities for women without discriminations

Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) - Stakeholders

The Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) is a watchdog that safeguards the human rights of everyone in the European Union.

The team is made up of experts in human rights and communications.

Liberties works closely with a network of members in Brussels and across 18 EU countries and is registered as a non-governmental organisation in Berlin with a presence in Brussels.

Here the description ot its methods:

First, we use advocacy. This means we use our expertise to explain to people working in the EU institutions and national governments why and how they should uphold human rights.

Second, we help our members litigate. That means we give our members expertise on EU law to use in court cases, and we help our members take cases simultaneously in different EU countries.

Third, we use public mobilisation. We talk directly to you, the public, about the problems we’re working on so you can spread the word and help us put pressure on the EU and national governments to solve them.

International Academy Belgrade - Stakeholders

International Academy in Belgrade is a specialised NGO for covering the daily life of persons with disabilities, as also of minorities, LGBT community diversities in the society and gender topics. Additional it covers sport topics, health topics, and supports the work of journalists and media in South, East and Central Europe in cooperation with partners.

International Academy is monitoring violations of rights of minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBT community and position of women / men / children in the society, family violence. International Academy publish public reactions.

International Academy Belgrade is partner organisation of the International Institute- International Media Center (II-IMC), South East and Central Europe PR Organisation (SECEPRO) and South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO).

Lithuanian Journalism Center - Stakeholders

The Lithuanian Journalism Centre (LJC) has been established by the Open Society Foundation on 30th of March 1995. The Centre has been registered as an independent non-governmental non-profit organisation for informal education.
The Lithuanian Journalism Centre:

  • organizes mid-career training courses for journalism professionals;
  • offers a 5 months-long journalism course for people without a journalism degree;
  • offers a 5 months-long public relations course for people without a PR degree;
  • organizes Sunday journalism schools for kids and teenagers;
  • organizes a short web-documentary course for youth.
  • organizes conferences, seminars and workshops on journalism and mass media problems;
  • does applied media research and offers insight into communication policies.
  • offers critical thinking, media and information literacy trainings
  • publishes journalism books and methodological materials

Fojo Media Institute - Stakeholders

Fojo is Sweden’s leading institute for media development, working to strengthen free, independent and professional journalism in Sweden and worldwide.

Fojo is an independent institute at the public Linnaeus University, one of Sweden’s biggest universities.

Since 1972, Fojo has built capacity of over 50,000 journalists from more than 100 countries, and is currently active in around 20 countries. Our work centres on the three key words – free, independent and professional.

CINS Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia - Stakeholders

Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia – CINS (Centar za istraživačko novinarstvo Srbije – CINS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to investigative journalism according to the internationally recognized standards, including the use of new tools and techniques.

The goal is to continuously offer important facts about Serbian society that were hidden or unknown. CINS hopes to help citizens reach informed decisions in this manner.

Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia was founded by the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia with the aim to show that independent journalism in line with the highest professional standards is possible in Serbia.

CINS is funded by donations in order to avoid the influence of funding sources originating from business and politics.

CINS supports the inclusion of vulnerable groups and the equality of all Serbian citizens, regardless of their gender, race, national, religious or political affiliation and other diversities. CINS also supports the right of citizens to transparency of the work of public bodies and the right to be informed about all the facts important for our society.

Civil Rights Defenders - Stakeholders

An Expert Organisation for Human Rights. CRD partners with and supports human rights defenders who work in some of the world’s most repressive regions on four continents.

Through advocacy, litigation, and public campaigns, CRD advances people’s rights globally. The organisation also acts as Sweden’s watchdog civil rights group.

Every year, CRD has The Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award, an award for outstanding work in defence of civil and political rights, to recognise a prominent human rights defender who, despite the risk to their own safety, continues the struggle for civil and political rights.
The award highlights the situation of human rights defenders at risk. It enhances their human rights work by providing international recognition and support to the organisation represented by the award recipient. The award recipient is a person who carries out their work without the use of violence and within an independent human rights organisation or network.

Among the support activities, there are security training, emergency support, expertise, organisational development, and long-term financial support.

CRD also brings together its partners so they can exchange experiences, as well as learn from and inspire each other.

Coalition For Women In Journalism - Stakeholders

The Coalition For Women In Journalism fosters and supports camaraderie between women journalists around the globe. We were the first to pioneer a worldwide support network for women journalists. Through our mentorship program and advocation for a safe and flourishing professional environment, we are creating spaces for women journalists where they can be nurtured, stay safe, and expand their skills. We work with no national or ethnic boundaries, and offer support to women from all backgrounds.

The Coalition launched in March 2017 as a pro-bono org.

From 2019 it operates as an NGO with the seed funding received from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.