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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    First Draft

    EU Transparency Register

    497768329685-84 First registered on 18 Jan 2018

    Goals / Remit

    First Draft is dedicated to finding solutions to trust and truth in a digital world. It focuses on developing experimental journalism projects in the field, particularly collaborative initiatives around monitoring and debunking mis and disinformation during elections. For example First Draft designed and led the CrossCheck project in France during the 10 week election campaign. First Draft also carries out research on these experimental in 2016 and again in Brazil for the presidential elections in 2018. The organization specializes in the verification of images and video that emerge on the social web.

    Main EU files targeted

    High Level Group on Fake News.
    Commission Communication on Connectivity
    for the Digital Single Market
    Reform of the e-Privacy Directive


    Head Office
    Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY
    219 West 40th Street
    New York 10018
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Jenni Sargent (London Office Director)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Ms Jenni Sargent (London Office Director)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    We were embedded at the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for 2018. We have left the Center and are in the process of rebuilding our finances to fund projects in 2019.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    High-Level Expert Group on Fake News#E03567 # #Member #C#Sub Group 1 Legal framework and scope of the problem in the light of the fundamental principles and role of public authorities

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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