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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    ARTICLE 19

    EU Transparency Register

    684821118979-74 First registered on 28 Sep 2015

    Goals / Remit

    ARTICLE 19 works so that people everywhere can express themselves freely, access information and enjoy freedom of the press. We understand freedom of expression as three things:

    1. Freedom of expression is the right to speak

    It is the right to voice political, cultural, social and economic opinions
    It is the right to dissent
    It makes electoral democracy meaningful and builds public trust in administration.

    2. Freedom of expression is freedom of the press

    It is the right of a free and independent media to report without fear, interference, persecution or discrimination
    It is the right to provide knowledge, give voice to the marginalised and to highlight corruption
    It creates an environment where people feel safe to question government action and to hold power accountable.

    3. Freedom of expression is the right to know

    It is the right to access all media, internet, art, academic writings, and information held by government
    It is the right to use when demanding rights to health, to a clean environment, to truth and to justice
    It holds governments accountable for their promises, obligations and actions, preventing corruption which thrives on secrecy.

    We design and promote laws and policies that protect free expression, holding abusers and governments to account, and advocate for legal reforms. Through our legal and policy hot desk, we also respond to urgent requests from activists needing support and expert advice worldwide.

    We assist the media in its professional development with a range of training and capacity-building resources on freedom of the press, journalists’ rights, defamation, public interest broadcasting, media pluralism, and reporting diversity

    We defend victims by monitoring and analysing abuses, publicising the plight of individuals under attack, providing security training and security measures for journalists and human rights defenders, and litigating on their behalf.

    We also actively demand transparency and accountability by testing governments’ transparency practices and access to information provisions, and by campaigning for the disclosure of information of public interest.

    Main EU files targeted

    - AVMS Directive revision process during the final stages of the legislative process

    - Online intermediaries and platforms, e-commerce directive

    - copyright legal framework revision.

    - Commission's work on fake news


    Head Office
    Free Word Centre
    60 Farringdon Road
    London EC1R 3GA
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Activities described under heading 9 are managed by the Law Programme of ARTICLE 19.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Pierre François Docquir (Senior Legal Officer)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Thomas HUGHES (Executive Director)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Global Transparency Initiative
    British Overseas NGOs for Development
    INGO Accountability Charter
    International Freedom of Expression Exchange
    Don't Spy on Us (coalition)

    Member organisations

    Article 19 Mexico

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    298,327 € (Source: EIDHR)

    Other financial info

    Based on our 2016 audited charity accounts: donations and legacies + income from charitable activities. National sources = all national official donors; EC listed separately. Trusts and foundations and other donors are shown as Donations. GBP to EUR exchange rate of 1.2233 based on average yearly rate for 2016 from Bank of England.
    Full accounts are available from the UK Charity Commission:

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    All our publications are available on our website:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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