ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.7 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression   (ARTICLE 19)

    EU Transparency Register

    594787238502-76 First registered on 01 Jul 2020

    Goals / Remit

    Founded in 1987, ARTICLE 19 is an international organization defending freedom of expression and information around the world. We work for a world where all people everywhere can freely express themselves and actively engage in public life without fear of discrimination. ARTICLE 19 works on five interacting areas: civic space, digital, media, protection, and transparency, all of which are underpinned by a focus on equality, and our local to global theory of change. More information about our organisation can be found here:

    Main EU files targeted

    ARTICLE 19 is primarily following developments concerning the Digital Services Act ('DSA'), the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the EU Codes of Conduct on Hate Speech and Disinformation and implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and Terrorism Directive. We follow developments on competition issues as relevant to digital and social media markets and engage with BEREC. We follow developments on Artificial Intelligence, including the Draft AI Regulation. More generally our focus is on laws that can have an impact on freedom of expression and digital rights.

    We are also doing work related to protection of the media, in particular the EU Democracy Action Plan and a Rule of Law Mechanism related to the safety of journalists and SLAPPs.


    Head Office
    c/o Sayer Vincent Invicta House Invicta House, 108-114 Golden Lane
    London EC1Y 0TL
    EU Office
    Weesperstraat 3
    Amsterdam 1018 DN


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    We have two staff members who spend about a third or up to half of their time on occasion following EU developments on the DSA and competition issues at the intersection of freedom of expression.

    Another two staff members engage on the Democracy Action Plan and Rule of Law Mechanism/SLAPPS on a more ad hoc basis (about 10% each).

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    We are a member of the European Digital Rights Initiative:
    and the European Partnership for Democracy:

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Other, EU funding, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1,011,588€
    Contribution Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency 3,436,639€
    Contribution UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office 1,233,844€
    Contribution US Department of State 1,626,484€
    Grant European Commission 581,145€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant European Partnership for Democracy 249,103€

    Other financial info

    The listed contribution from the European Commission represents the total received from the Commission directly where ARTICLE 19 was the core receiver of the grant.
    Additional funding was provided to ARTICLE 19 as a partnership in projects of other organisations receiving the EU funding

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert group against SLAPP#E03746#Barbora Bukovska# #Member #B#Civil society#LEGAL ASPECTS OF SLAPP

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities


  • Meetings


    5 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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