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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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.6 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    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 implementation and enforcement developments concerning the Digital Services Act ('DSA'), the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the anti-SLAPPs Directive (as part of work related to protection of the media, in particular the EU Democracy Action Plan and Rule of Law mechanism). We have been especially active in inputting to the legislative process of the e European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) and will pay attention to specific articles of interest during its implementation phase.
    We follow developments on competition issues as relevant to digital and social media markets and engage with BEREC and BEUC. More generally our focus is on laws that can have an impact on freedom of expression and digital rights.


    Head Office
    The Market Building 72-82 Rosebery Avenue
    EU Office
    Article 19 at Clockwise Avenue des Arts 44
    Brussels 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mark DEMPSEY 21 Jun 2023 20 Jun 2024

    Complementary Information

    We have one staff member and who is based in Brussels and engaged full time on EU developments on the DSA, DMA and competition issues at the intersection of freedom of expression. We also have another two staff members who spend about about a third 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 2022 - Dec 2022

    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

    Grants, Other, EU funding

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1,080,900€
    Contribution Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency 2,247,190€
    Contribution UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office 1,932,477€
    Contribution US Department of State 4,196,404€
    Grant European Commission 367,410€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant European Partnership for Democracy 14,591€

    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#Implementation of the Anti-SLAPP Recommendation#LEGAL ASPECTS OF SLAPP

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    ARTICLE 19 seeks to respond to consultations on the files that are relevant to our areas of interest. We have produced policy recommendations for the DSA that we have shared with relevant Commission officials and MEPs, and we have responded to several consultations on the DSA, on a competition tool and most recently as part of a joint submission with likeminded orgs to DG Comp on generative AI. We have also responded to a proposal for an initiative for greater transparency in political content (together with EPD). On media freedom, we have worked closely with other civil society organisations (CSOs) throughout the legislative process of the European Media Freedom Act. In September 2023 we co-hosted a breakfast session in the European Parliament for MEPs and relevant Commission officials and have co-authored an op-ed on the importance of the EMFA for media pluralism and media freedom on the Euractiv website.
    We have also signed on to letters relative to the DSA/DMA that have been sent to Commissioners and other EU actors. As members of EDRi, we also contribute to their work on various digital rights files that are relevant to our own priorities.

    In addition to digital rights, we also engage in advocacy activities around the EU Democracy Action Plan. As part of this work, we have been engaging with Commissioner Vera Jourová and her cabinet during the legislative process for the anti-SLAPPs Directive. We also engage with the EEAS and their work and receive project funding from the EU for the defence of freedom of expression in Turkey and the Western Balkans.

    Moving forward and into the next Commission terms, we plan to continue to engage with the European Parliament, the European Council and the Commission on the implementation and enforcement of the DMA, DSA, EMFA, AI Act, anti-SLAPPs Directive as well as following actions of DG COMP given work we are doing as part of an anti-monopoly coalition with other organisations. Once the new Commission is in place, we will be following the commissioners and the cabinets of DG COMP, the Internal Market and Values and Transparency and others as appropriate. In 2024 we will also host for the second time a symposium on DMA enforcement and which will bring together academics (after a call for papers has been responded to and evaluated by an independent scientific committee), representatives from member state NCAs and Commission officials to discuss in a closed setting particular aspects of DMA enforcement and implementation.

    We will also organise events with partners in Brussels on files of relevance to our work.

    Our recommendations for the DSA can be found here:

    Sample of our work on the DMA:

    The joint letter we signed onto about the DSA is available from here:

    Our work with EPD on sponsored political content is available here:

    A summary of our EMPFA breakfast session in the European Parliament:

    A summary of the result of advocacy with MEP to bring transparency to the ECJ:

    Co-authored article on the EMFA’s ‘media pluralism test’:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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