Our Supporters

Cross-border investigative journalism is among the most expensive and riskiest in the world. Forbidden Stories is a non-profit project which relies on charitable foundations and on financial support from the public.

Forbidden Stories and Freedom Voices Network maintain a strict firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. All editorial decisions are made independently and transparently. No donor or institution influences Forbidden Stories and Freedom Voices Network’s coverage. Read our editorial independence.

 

They are currently funding Forbidden Stories:

Luminate

Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation with the goal of empowering people and institutions to participate in and shape the issues affecting their lives, and make those in power more transparent, responsive, and accountable. Visit the website.

 

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations works for building inclusive and vibrant democracies, and recognizes that independent journalism serves as a check on abuses of power and corruption, and fuels and informs public debates and critical thinking in societies. Visit the website.

 

Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center raises awareness of underreported global issues through direct support for quality journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of education and public outreach. Visit the website.

 

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Seattle International Foundation

The Seattle Foundation aims to quicken the pace of progress toward a stronger community for all, not only in Seattle but globally. Visit the website.

 

Swedish Postcode Foundation

The Swedish Postcode Foundation supports projects that challenge, inspire and promote positive social development, for creating a better world, and using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a basis. Visit the website.

 

UNESCO

UNESCO

UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation in education, the sciences and culture, and promotes media freedom by supporting investigative journalism contributing to tackling impunity. Visit the website.

 

Veronica Foundation

Veronica Foundation seeks to contribute to the development of a vital and sustainable media landscape, for a free, flourishing and diverse society. Visit the website.

 

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund supports the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people, in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being. Visit the website.

 

They already funded Forbidden Stories:

Fritt Ord Foundation

Norway-based Fritt Ord Foundation is intended to protect and promote freedom of expression, public debate, art and culture. Visit the website.

 

Investigative Journalism for EU

IJ4EU is a fund that supports cross-border investigative journalism on topics of public interest in the European Union. Visit the website.

 

Stichting Democratie & Media

Stichting Democratie & Media counters all forms of totalitarianism in social and political life and to strive for a vigorous democracy and multifaceted, opinionating media. Visit the website.

 

They helped make Forbidden Stories happen:

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