Knight Foundation donations made to World Press Freedom Committee

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Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 5 140,000 128,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 140,000 140,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 250,000
Technology, Journalism 5 140,000 128,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 140,000 140,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 250,000

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Cause area Number of donations Total
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 5 640,000.00
Total 5 640,000.00

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Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 10/31/2008; goal: For a conference and major web campaign about China's information control before the 2008 Beijing Olympics The World Press Freedom Committee monitors threats to press freedom in the United Nations system and other major intergovernmental organizations. It promotes a common front against press restrictions through the Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations, and works to ensure that press freedom is a primary consideration for the future of news on the Internet. This grant will support a two-day conference in Paris, to examine freedom of expression in China, in advance of the Beijing Olympics. The 50 participants, including sports journalists, editors and photographers, are expected to learn about China’s methods of information control so they are better prepared to cover the Beijing Olympics. The committee’s web site will make conference material widely known, especially among the thousands of sports writers who will be attending the Olympics. This grant aims to make China’s internet and other censorship practices more widely known.
140,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 01/01/2012; goal: To strengthen the monitoring of global threats to press freedom and facilitate a merger with Freedom House As the Irvine Foundation and others report, strategic restructuring — including mergers, back-office consolidations and joint ventures — are an increasingly popular option for nonprofits facing stiff competition, rising community needs and decreasing funds. This grant will allow the World Press Freedom Committee, an early grantee of Knight Foundation, to continue its most important activity as it restructures. For 30 years, the committee has carefully monitored global groups such as the United Nations and UNESCO and campaigned for the free flow of information. Its work helped overcome attempts to radically limit press freedom internationally. The committee seeks to secure the future of this monitoring work by merging with Freedom House, a larger, better financed NGO with a compatible mission. Freedom House publishes the most important international guide to press freedom.
50,000.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2006 - 12/01/2007; goal: To educate world press-freedom organizations about governmental threats to Internet communication through a conference at UNESCO's Paris headquarters, Feb. 15-16, 2007, titled: New Media: The Press Freedom Dimension This grant will support a conference called “New Media: The Press Freedom Dimension’’ on Feb. 15-16, 2007 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The conference will explore press freedom in new democracies and in non-democratic settings and focus on the challenges and opportunities of new media for press freedom, including how online news affects press freedom. This grant aims to help international organizations, including Knight grantees, learn how to make it more difficult for repressive regimes to use new methods of control to silence new media outlets.
50,000.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/19/2008 - 12/31/2010; goal: To continue World Press Freedom Committee's research, monitoring and advocacy work defending press freedom abroad.
150,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 03/01/2005 - 03/01/2009; goal: To continue monitoring press freedom issues and coordinate responses to press freedom threats.