Freedom of Expression Institute


The Freedom of Expression Institute is a not for profit non-governmental organization which was established in 1994 to protect and foster the right to freedom of expression. The Institute was formed from a merger of three organisations; The Campaign for Open Media, the Anti-Censorship Action Group and the Media Defence Trust.




Media Monitoring Africa

Formerly the Media Monitoring Project, Media Monitoring Africa has promoted democracy and human rights through the media since 1993. It acts in a watchdog role to promote ethical and fair journalism that supports human rights. 



MDDA was set up by an Act of Parliament (Act 14 of 2002) to enable "historically disadvantaged communities and persons not adequately served by the media" to gain access to the media. Its beneficiaries are community media and small commercial media.




Thomson Reuters Foundation

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we use the skills, values and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programs that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We stand for free independent journalism, human rights, women's empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption worldwide and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking.


International Institute for Journalism

The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Germany gives journalists and media managers from developing countries and emerging economies the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the media business. The IIJ offers advanced training and dialogue programmes as well as consultancy services and on-site training for media houses which work to bring about reforms.


The Association of Independent Publishers

The Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) is a national South African organisation for advancing the interests of the independent grassroots print media sector in South Africa. The association comprises mostly small, independent newspapers, but it also represents newsletters, magazines and online publications.





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Egypt Media Development Program

The Egypt Media Development Program (EMPD) is a Cairo-based company that works in the fields of media training, consulting and production. Its team has over 10 years' experience in training and consulting within the Egyptian media industry. The team consists of media specialists with vast experience in journalism, media training, consulting and public relations. Thus it works with a strong network of leading global, regional and local media entities. 




Media Centre Zimbabwe

The vision of the Media Centre is for a Zimbabwe in which the Media and Civil Society are free to exercise their right to the freedom of expression, association and access to information using various platforms and channels including, but not limited to information communication technologies (ICTs), public meetings and such other forums that may be relevant to the advancement of their socio-economic status.


Poynter Institute

Poynter is a school that exists to ensure that our communities have access to excellent journalism—the kind of journalism that enables citizens to participate fully and effectively in US democracy. 

To that end, they teach those who manage, edit, produce, program, report, write, blog, photograph and design, whether they belong to news organizations or work as independent entrepreneurs. We teach those who teach, as well as students in middle school, high school and college—the journalists of tomorrow. And we teach members of the public, helping them better understand how journalism is produced and how to tell for themselves whether it’s credible. 


Duke Sanford

The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, holds as a central component of its mission placing the knowledge created by its faculty and students in service to society. Through teaching, research and policy outreach, the Center responds to opportunities and challenges facing the media and our democracy today.


 Wits Journalism

Wits Journalism is a programme for aspirant and working journalists. Located in Johannesburg – at the heart of the country's media – it is well placed to work closely with the industry and working professionals to ensure a rich and exciting centre of teaching, training, research and public engagement.



University of Johannesburg Journalism

The Journalism and Audiovisual Communication Degrees are housed within this department. There is a great deal of synergy between these two qualifications and though they will continue to function as distinct degrees, students will be given the opportunity at honours level to work on joint projects which cover both disciplines. Since their inception, both degrees have striven to combine theoretical and vocational training in their course offerings and this will continue in the new department and grow even further.