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Blueprint for Free Speech

is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving freedom of expression around the globe.

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OUR MISSION

Blueprint for Free Speech is non-profit charity that works internationally to promote the right to freedom of expression without undue interference or intrusion. We specialize in the right to publish, whistleblower protection, government transparency, data privacy and Internet freedom. Our advocacy campaigns and research projects strive to defend Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which asserts the right to freedom of opinion and expression for all people.

Our initiatives seek to:

  • Build a society free from barriers to free speech
  • Enrich public and political debates in the field of freedoms law
  • Expose and deter crime and corruption through public-interest whistleblowing
  • Support and provide research to civil society, policy-makers and journalists
  • Enhance citizen participation and awareness of their rights
  • Anticipate future opportunities and challenges

Blueprint’s research library and other materials are free to everyone.
They may be reproduced with attribution.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Blueprint sponsors Ricochet, a new free software program that lets journalists and sources communicate more safely.

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WHISTLEBLOWING NEWS

Chelsea Manning’s Sentence Commuted

Chelsea Manning, the winner of the 2016 Blueprint for Free Speech Enduring Impact Award, this week received a commutation of her 35-year sentence from outgoing US President Barack Obama. Commenting on his decision at his final press conference in the … Read more →

France Passes Long-Awaited Whistleblower Protections

After months of disagreement and debate that resembled a political soap opera, French lawmakers finally have granted expanded rights to employees who report threats to the public interest. The new whistleblower measures include many European and international standards, including retaliation … Read more →