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.
Public Values in a Digital Society – Call for proposals
Public Values in a Digital Society – Strengthening the information position of individuals in a democracy: SIDN Fund and Adessium Foundation are making a joint call for proposals. The window for submitting proposals is 15 July to 23 September 2019.
Civitates is a consortium of 16 foundations who aim to combat anti-democratic developments by strengthening democracy throughout Europe. Civitates supports pro-democratic civil social organizations that work to safeguard fundamental European values.
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 to trial
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.
Nearly half of the world’s population has no access to freely-reported news and information. Every year, RSF produces the World Press Freedom Index. It helps to increase the attention of governments to freedom of information.
Hostwriter offers a practical solution at a time when journalism suffers budget cuts across all sectors and costs for freelancers are often not covered. Members easily connect with colleagues for advice, co-authorship or accommodation.