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1. Freedom of expression in the world 


Center for Media Pluralism and Freedom (European University Institute)

Comparative Constitutions Project (U. of Chicago, U. of Texas, UCL)

Free Speech Debate Project (Oxford University)

Global Campus of Human Rights

Global Freedom of Expression (Columbia University)

Human Rights Library (University of Minnesota)

Legal Information Institute (Cornell University Law School)

OpenNet Initiative (University of Toronto, Harvard University, SecDev Group)

Oxford Human Rights Hub (Oxford University) 

The Future of Free Speech (Justitia, Columbia University and Aarhus University)

UCL Institute for Human Rights (University College London)

Civil society


Amnesty International

Article 19

Center for Law and Democracy

Committee to Protect Journalists

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Freedom House

Freedom of Information Advocates Network


Global Voices Advocacy

Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems (HURIDOCS)

Human Rights Watch


Index on Censorship

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Internet and Jurisdiction Project

Media Legal Defence Initiative


Open Society Foundations: Information program

PEN International

Reporters without borders

Share Foundation

Share Lab


Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (United Nations)

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

United Nations Internet Governance Forum


2. Freedom of expression in Europe


Blog de droit européen


European Law Bog

Strasbourg Observers

Civil society

Belarusian Association of Journalists


European Center for Not-for-Profit Law

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

European Federation of Journalists

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty


European Audiovisual Observatory

European Court of Human Rights

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

United Nations Human Rights Regional Office for Europe


2.1 Freedom of expression in France


Droits fondamentaux (CRDH, Université Panthéon-Assas)

La Revue des droits de l’homme (CREDOF, Université Paris-Nanterre)


Libertés, Libertés chéries

Revue des droits et libertés fondamentaux

Civil society

La ligue des droits de l’homme

La Quadrature du Net

PEN Club français


Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme

Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés

Conseil constitutionnel 

Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel


2.2 Freedom of expression in Germany


Artikle 5 (Université de Münster)



Verfassungsblog (Center for Global Constitutionalism, MPIL, Humboldt University of Berlin) 

Civil society

DW Akademie

Freedom for Links

PEN-Zentrum Deutschland



Die Medienanstalten

Entscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts

Initiative Informationsgesellschaft Deutschland

Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration
im Medienbereich


2.3 Freedom of expression in the United Kingdom


Institute for Human Rights (University College of London)

Civil society

English PEN

Index on Censorship


UK Constitutional Law Blog

UK Human Rights Blog


Equality and Human Rights Commission

Freedom of Speech in Universities Inquiry

Leveson Inquiry


3. Freedom of Expression in North America

Civil society


Ressources institutionnelles

Commission interaméricaine des droits de l’homme


3.1 Freedom of Expression in the United States


Center for Law and Liberty (Columbia University)

Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression (Yale University)

Free Speech Center (Middle Tennessee State University)

Information Society Project (Yale University)

Knight First Amendment Institute (Columbia University)

Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project (University of Florida)

National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement (University of California)

Civil society

American Civil Liberties Union

Free Press

National Coalition Against Censorship

PEN America

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press


Federal Communications Commissions

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Commission on Civil Rights


3.2 Freedom of Expression in Canada


Centre for Free Expression (Ryerson University)

Civil society

Campus Freedom Index

Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

PEN Canada


Canadian Human Rights Commission

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Supreme Court of Canada


3.3 Freedom of Expression in Mexico


Observatorio del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Civil society

La Red Rompe el Miedo

Colectivo de Análisis de la Seguridad con Democracia


Mecanismo de Protección para Personas Defensoras de Derechos Humanos y Periodistas


4. Freedom of Expression in Latin America


Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (Universidad de Palermo)

Civil society

Derechos Digitales


OBSERVACOM (Observatorio Latinoamericano de Regulación, Medios y Convergencia)


Commission interaméricaine des droits de l’homme

Oficina Regional del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos para América del Sur

Oficina Regional del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos para América Central


4.1 Freedom of Expression in Brazil

Civil society

Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo

Conectas Direitos Humanos

Federação Nacional dos Jornalistas

Fórum Nacional pela Democratização da Comunicação



Brazilian Federal Supreme Court

Empresa Brasil de Comunicação


5. Freedom of Expression in Sub-Saharan Africa

Civil society

Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)

African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX)

Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Institute for Media and Society

Media Foundation for West Africa

Media Institute of Southern Africa

Media Monitoring Africa

Ressources institutionnelles

Bureau régional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme

Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples

Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples


5.1 Freedom of Expression in South Africa


Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit (Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria)

Civil society

Freedom of Expression Institute

PEN South Africa

Real 411



Constitutional Court of South Africa

Media Development & Diversity Agency

South African Human Rights Commission


6. Freedom of Expression in the Middle East and in North Africa


Media Use in the Middle East (Northwestern University in Qatar)

Civil society

7amleh (Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media)

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Gulf Centre for Human Rights


Arabic Network for Human Rights Information

Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples


6.1 Freedom of Expression in Israel

Civil society

Association for Civil Rights in Israel

I’lam – Arab Center for Media Freedom, Development and Research

Israel Democracy Institute

Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the occupied Palestinian territory

Supreme Court in Jerusalem


7. Freedom of Expression in Asia-Pacific


Access My Info (AMI) Project (University of Toronto)

OpenNet Initiative Asia (University of Toronto, Harvard University, SecDev Group)

Pacific Media Centre (Auckland University of Technology)

Civil society

Afghanistan Journalists Center

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

East Asia Forum (Human Rights)

Pakistan Press Foundation

Southeast Asian Press Alliance


ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia


7.1 Freedom of Expression in Japan


Irvine School of Law on media freedom in Japan (University of California)

Civil society

AICA Japan

Japan Civil Liberties Union

Japan PEN Club


Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Supreme Court of Japan

United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner on Japan


7.2 Freedom of Expression in South Korea


Access My Info (AMI) Project on Korea (University of Toronto)

Civil society

OpenNet Initiative

Korean PEN Center


Constitutional Court of Korea

Korea Communications Standards Commission

Korea Media Rating Board

Korea Internet and Security Agency

National Human Rights Commission of Korea


7.3 Freedom of Expression in Hong Kong


Access My Info (AMI) Project on Hong-Kong (University of Toronto)

Centre for Communication and Public Opinion Survey (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Media Law Project (University of Hong Kong)

Transparency Project (University of Hong Kong)

Civil society

Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Journalists Association

Hong Kong Press Council


Communications Authority

High Court of Hong Kong


7.4 Freedom of Expression in Singapore


InfoComm Media Development Authority

Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park

Supreme Court


7.5 Freedom of Expression in China

Civil society

China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group

Chinese Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights in China

Independent Chinese PEN Center

Uyghur PEN Center


All-China Journalists Association

Cyberspace Administration of China

General Administration of Press and Publication

National Radio and Television Administration

Supreme People’s Court


7.6 Freedom of Expression in India


Centre for Communication Governance (National Law University, Delhi)

Civil society

Free Speech Collective

Internet Freedom Foundation

Journalist Association of India

Software Freedom Law Center


National Human Rights Commission India

Supreme Court of India


7.7 Freedom of Expression in Australia


Access My Info (AMI) Project on Australia (University of Toronto)

Freedom of Expression in Democratic States: A New Theoretical Direction Project (University of Melbourne)

Religious Freedom and Non-discrimination Project (University of Melbourne)

Civil society

Civil Liberties Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia

Liberty Victoria

PEN Melbourne

PEN Sidney


Australian Communications and Media Authority

Australian Human Rights Commission

High Court of Australia