Selected from over 400 public nominations and a shortlist of 15, the 2019 Freedom of Expression Awards Fellows exemplify courage in the face of censorship. Learn more about the fellowship.
Selected from over 400 public nominations and a shortlist of 16, the 2018 Freedom of Expression Awards Fellows exemplify courage in the face of censorship. Learn more about the fellowship.
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.
1-31 JULY 2019
AWARDS FELLOWSHIP WEEK
APR 2020 – MAR 2021
One Full Year
Fellows receive 12 months of direct assistance, starting with an all-expenses-paid training week in London.
Index helps fellows build key partnerships, troubleshoot and receive expert support in multiple areas including digital security, strategy and communications.
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 Awards Fellowship can potentially add the most value.
for artists and arts producers whose work challenges repression, injustice and celebrates artistic free expression.
This could include visual or performing artists, musicians, cartoonists, creative writers, whether solo or collectives.
for activists and campaigners who have had a marked impact in fighting censorship and promoting free expression on the ground.
This could include individuals or organisations.
for technology, activists or organisations circumventing censorship to enable the free and independent exchange of information.
This could include new apps, tools, online campaigns or digital rights defenders.
for courageous and determined journalism that exposes censorship, threats to free expression and demands access to information.
This could include individual journalists, bloggers, news outlets and investigative nonprofits.
The Freedom of Expression Awards and Fellowship have massive impact. You can help by sponsoring or supporting a fellowship.
Index is grateful to those who are supporting the 2019 Awards Fellowships:
If you are interested in sponsorship you can contact [email protected]