World Press Freedom Committee

Via World Press Freedom Committee

Goal

To strengthen the monitoring of global threats to press freedom and facilitate a merger with Freedom House

As the Irvine Foundation and others report, strategic restructuring — including mergers, back-office consolidations and joint ventures — are an increasingly popular option for nonprofits facing stiff competition, rising community needs and decreasing funds. This grant will allow the World Press Freedom Committee, an early grantee of Knight Foundation, to continue its most important activity as it restructures.

For 30 years, the committee has carefully monitored global groups such as the United Nations and UNESCO and campaigned for the free flow of information. Its work helped overcome attempts to radically limit press freedom internationally.

The committee seeks to secure the future of this monitoring work by merging with Freedom House, a larger, better financed NGO with a compatible mission. Freedom House publishes the most important international guide to press freedom.

Project Team

World Press Freedom Committee