ARTICLE 19 Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA
Established in 1987, ARTICLE 19 fights for all hostages of censorship, defends dissenting voices, and campaigns against laws and practices that silence. With offices in London, Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico and Senegal, and in collaboration with 90 partners across the world, we strengthen national capacities, and build or reform institutions and policies to protect transparency and the free flow of information. We take our name from Article 19 of the UDHR: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” ARTICLE 19 monitors, researches, publishes, advocates, campaigns, sets standards and litigates on behalf of freedom of expression wherever it is threatened. We provide expertise on international human rights standards and for legislation that protects the right to speak and right to know in countries emerging from conflict, war and genocide or repression. We campaign to safeguard media pluralism, independence and diversity of views. We champion freedom of expression, including freedom of information, as a fundamental human right that is also central to the protection of other rights. We promote the right to know of poorer communities and advocate for the implementation of freedom of information legislation to ensure transparency and strengthen citizens' participation.
Organisations / agencies covered
Timeliness of Data
By end of July 2012, we will publish data from 1 April 2012 covering the quarter 1 April – 30 June 2012. By end of October 2012, we will publish data covering the quarter 1 July – 30 September 2012. By end of January 2013, we will publish data covering the quarter 1 October -31 December 2012. By end of April 2013, we will publish data covering the quarter 1 January – 31 March 2013 At end of FY2012/13 and year end thereafter revised data will be published following internal verification processes.
Frequency of publication
Frequency of publication (extra comments)
Units of Aid
An activity will be published at programme and/or project level and so documents and transactions and budgets will be published on single levels. i) Programme Will include documents on the projects, including proposals, reports etc, information on funding organisation, and activity budgets ii) Project Transaction level details will be included here (and at a later date country, regional and activity budgets)
Segmentation of Published Data
Since our PPA DfID is strategic/core funding we will publish one activity file. It is likely that as other projects implemented by Article 19 have their details published in compliance with the IATI standard, we will segment by project, but this is to be confirmed.
Data Definitions and References
Not able to publish any country strategy documents published before 2012, since they hold staff information and for security purposes this will not be published.
Article 19 will exclude information on staff, individuals, civil society organisations or community based organisations or other stakeholders or beneficiaries where open access to this information may pose a risk to the security or safety of these individuals or persons working in such organisations.
Thresholds (are there any thresholds on the value of activities or transactions to be published. Please specify what the general threshold limits are for publication) There will be no thresholds places on the value of activities to be published. There will be no thresholds placed on transactions published to IATI, however, all transactions will be aggregated quarterly per work stream, and coded to a more disaggregated level. There will be no descriptions for any transactions below £500.
The requirements of the funder may dictate what we can and can not publish
The data will go through a basic quality and statistical verification process prior to publication. These will be internal processes. This will develop as systems such as AidStream are introduced which can automate data publication
Article 19 will use AidStream http://aidstream.org/public/ as the online platform for converting our data and have it automatically converted to the IATI format (xml) and published to the IATI Registry. We will also provide a link on our website to a Google Doc.
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