The 2018 Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship is open to any individual or organisation involved in tackling free expression threats. We are offering four fellowships, one in each of the following categories: journalism, campaigning, arts and digital activism. Anyone can nominate or self-nominate. There is no cost to apply. Nominees must have had a recognisable impact in the past 12 months. Submit your nomination by 23:59 GMT 8 October 2017.
One Full Year
Fellows receive 12 months of direct assistance, starting with an all-expenses-paid training week in London in April 2018.
Index helps fellows build key partnerships, troubleshoot and receive expert support in multiple areas including personal safety, finance, PR and mental health.
Fellows work with Index and partners to identify and realise key strategic goals.
Index promotes news and regional developments through our magazine, website and social media.
Fellows become part of a supportive community of free expression champions worldwide.
A significant contribution within the past 12 months.
Courage to speak out, persisting in the face of adversity.
Creative ways of promoting free expression or circumventing censorship.
Evidence of shifting perceptions, influencing public or government opinion, contributing to legislative change.
Those cases where the 2018 Awards Fellowship can potentially add the most value.
for artists and arts producers whose work challenges repression and injustice and celebrates artistic free expression
for activists and campaigners who have had a marked impact in fighting censorship and promoting freedom of expression
for innovative uses of technology to circumvent censorship and enable free and independent exchange of information
for courageous, high-impact and determined journalism that exposes censorship and threats to free expression
21 AUG – 8 OCT 2017
12 DEC 2017
JUDGING PANEL ANNOUNCED
16 FEB 2018
16-20 APR 2018
AWARDS FELLOWSHIP WEEK
18 APR 2018
APR 2018 – MAR 2019
Selected from over 400 public nominations and a shortlist of 16, the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards Fellows exemplify courage in the face of censorship. Learn more about the fellowship.
The Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship has massive impact. You can help by sponsoring or supporting a fellowship.
More sponsors to be announced. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 Awards Fellowship, please contact Helen Galliano at [email protected].