We are delighted to announce that Craig Newmark Philanthropies has presented us with an award of $200,000. Thanks to this grant, we will be able to support even more journalists, citizen journalists and media outlets around the world. Moreover, it will enable us to continue challenging those laws that are exploited to supress freedom of expression.
“Media Defence is incredibly grateful to Craig Newmark Philanthropies for its continued support. The past two years have only served to highlight the extent to which we rely on independent, reliable journalism. Yet it is under greater threat than ever. Thanks to the generosity of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, we will be able to rise to this challenge.” – Alinda Vermeer, CEO
“Journalists everywhere continue to be attacked for telling the truth about bad actors. People like me need to help more and support groups like Media Defence that help protect trustworthy journalists.” – Craig Newmark
About Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Following the commercial success of his classified ad site, Craigslist, Craig Newmark established the philanthropic arm in 2016. At its core, Craig Newmark Philanthropies supports and connect peoples, driving broad civic engagement. Consequently, the organisation works to advance people and grassroots organisations that excel in priority areas. These include, for example, trustworthy journalism, voter protection, and gender diversity in technology. For more information, please visit CraigNewmarkPhilanthropies.org.
Once again, we would like to thank Craig Newmark for his support, both financially and by championing our work.
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