Independent journalism is essential to democracy
Alliance Magazine, September 2020, by Merel Borger, program manager at Adessium Foundation and Ekaterina Mandova, program officer at Civitates.
In this article, the authors stress the importance of philanthropy in supporting the vital role that independent and reliable journalism plays in democracies, and the work of Civitates in particular.
As a pooled fund founded in 2017 to promote democracy and solidarity in Europe, Civitates supports initiatives that strengthen the space for civil society and that push for a healthy digital public sphere in which public and democratic values are safeguarded. Civitates is to make multi-year commitments for core support to organizations producing independent public-interest journalism.
Adessium Foundation is one of the founding funders of Civitates and initiator of the new sub fund for independent public interest journalism in Europe.