Adessium Foundation strives toward an open, democratic society
The availability of independent and factual information safeguards the public interest and encourages ethical behavior
We promote the search for truth, the availability of quality information, and public discourse in a digital environment. We contribute to an ethical, democratic, and effective Europe.
The initiatives we support focus on journalistic research, public awareness, and advocacy.
Landmark press freedom case won
UK government violated the freedom of the press, ruled the European Court of Human Rights in a landmark press freedom case, brought by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Privacy International and others.
The distance between the EU and its citizens has grown visibly, putting a strain on the democratic legitimacy of the EU. The Good Lobby mobilizes citizens to put their talents to use for European policy-making.
The OnTheLine Project is aimed at addressing the issue of online harassment of journalists. IPI will develop a one-stop online resource platform. This will be directed at journalists, editors, and media managers.
Hostwriter, an online network platform for journalists, won the Impact Challenge Germany, a competition organized by Google Germany for civil society organizations that use technology to make the world a better place.
World Press Freedom Index: Press freedom deteriorating worldwide
On 3 May, Reporters without Borders launched the Press Freedom Index 2018. The worldwide trend, in Europe too, is one of growing hostility to journalists and media, often openly encouraged by political leaders.
Global Witness and Finance Uncovered – Biggest corruption scandal ever brought before court
Two of the world’s largest oil companies are on trial: Shell and the Italian oil and gas company Eni. The report by Global Witness and Finance Uncovered initiated the investigations of bribery and corruption.
Investigative journalism increases insight into social issues. However, since existing revenue models and reporting are being fundamentally challenged by digitization, financing this labor-intensive type of reporting is becoming increasingly difficult.
The European Union faces a major challenge: agreeing on effective policies that take the interests of all Europeans into account. EPC plans to make opinions of citizens heard during the respective decision-making processes.
An increasing part of everyday life depends on digital data traffic. However, protection of personal data still lags behind. Digital Freedom Fund takes stock of opportunities to enforce better protection of digital rights through legal procedures.
Human Rights Watch advocates for the defense and protection of human rights worldwide. When it comes to refugees, Human Rights Watch works towards proper legal protection and fair asylum policies for legitimate war refugees.
Journalism plays a crucial role in informing citizens and dissecting social issues. Many societal abuses transcend national boundaries. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a worldwide network of collaborating investigative journalists.
What are the difficulties faced by investigative reporters in pursuing stories that challenge powerful parties? And what are the boundaries of journalism’s role in social change? The views of Ian Urbina and Gerard Ryle.
Freedom of information is fundamental in any democracy, but nearly half of the world's population has no access to freely-reported news and information. How can we combat atrocities against civilians, tackle the tragedy of child soldiers, defend women's rights or defend our environment if journalists [...]
ECRE is a European network of 98 NGOs in 40 European countries established in 1974 to protect and advance the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons. Its membership ranges from leading international NGOs with global scope to small local organizations of dedicated activists. [...]
Hostwriter is a global community for journalists. Members easily connect with colleagues for advice, co-authorship or accommodation. Since its launch in May 2014, almost 3,000 colleagues from more than 120 countries now use Hostwriter to collaborate on cross-border stories. Hostwriter's mission is to raise the [...]
The internet is changing our world. It has dramatically boosted our ability to communicate with each other - we can connect with everyone everywhere. However, companies and governments increasingly abuse technologies to restrict freedoms: from mass surveillance and violation of privacy rights to arbitrary censorship [...]