ARTICLE 19 envisions a world where all people everywhere can freely express themselves and actively engage in public life without fear of discrimination. Our Mission is to protect the Freedom to Speak and the Freedom to Know. We take action when those freedoms are at risk because without freedom of expression, and the right to engage in open debate, to criticize, protest and dissent, civic discourse is weakened and marginalized groups lose their voice. We take action when those freedoms are at risk. We work to achieve our mission by understanding that other rights including belief, privacy, participation, assembly and association, and more, underpin freedom of expression and information. These two interlocking freedoms are the foundation of all our work. When either of these freedoms comes under threat, either by the failure of power-holders to adequately legislate for or protect them, ARTICLE 19 speaks with one voice, through courts of law, through global and regional organizations, and through civil society wherever we are present.
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