Grantee Profile

Article 19 UK

Grants to Article 19 UK

  • $350,000

    2015 (Duration 3 years)

    Human Rights

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Article 19 is a London-based organization that defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide. It takes its name from Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that guarantees freedom of expression. The award supports Article 19’s engagement with Internet standards bodies in order to advance an environment supportive of human rights at the infrastructure level of the Internet. Within the Internet Engineering Task Force, Article 19 aims to establish criteria against which all new Internet standards under consideration by the body are measured in order to ensure that new standards do not degrade key features of the Internet that enable freedom of expression and association. The organization’s work within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers aims to advance the development of policies and procedures to help ensure decisions made within the body preserve and expand the rights to freedom of expression and association.

  • $30,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — In support of improving access to government information related to youth sexual and reproductive health services in Mexico.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Article 19 UK $380,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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