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- Technical solutions for building their own websites and open source whistle-blowing frameworks.
- Support for the development of contacts by acting as a network for connecting journalists, activists and organizations around the world.
- Active promotion of freedom of information and freedom of speech as basic rights on an international and local context.
- Consultancy and know-how in the development of projects related to whistle-blowing and free speech.
The AWP is conceived as a network made up of local platforms which deal with the struggles and concerns of specific cultural contexts. Therefore, even though the project has a global focus, it has to respect and account for local diversity in a “from the roots upwards” model. Each platform allows local citizens to send information proving abuse or corruption in a safe and anonymous way. Through these nodes, contacts in local media outlets will be made in order to coordinate the submission, analysis and publishing of leaked information.
Our model aims to provide local actors with the possibility of denouncing wrongdoing in their communities, bringing problems to the public and empowering citizens, media and local authorities to take action against corruption and abuse. In the long run we hope to restablish journalism as an active force in building a fair and transparent society. Transparency is essential for any healthy society: the right to know the truth should always be recognized and respected.
Our aim is to promote cooperation and interaction between different local whistle-blowing initiatives in a decentralized way: if you are already working in a similar project in your country or region, or if you would like to start one - contact us.
Current local platforms
In 2014 it published the Icelandic police
report on the 'Pot and Pans Revolution'
from 2008 to 2011, exposing surveillance
of civilians and activists.
More than 30 leaks, 100 documents and 70
news pieces published, denouncing
wrongdoing in different fields such as
the media and civil
environment, health, corporate
accountability and governmental
institutions. In 2015 it published the full
Madrid Olympic Games finances and 3
TTIP/TISA classified drafts.
Published more than 30 documents and
reports from the Ecuadorian Intelligence
Agency, denouncing illegal surveillance of
journalists, activists, politicians and
environmentalists; in 2015 it published
classified diplomatic cables exposing the
Free Trade Agreement negotiations
between Ecuador and the E.U.
Project implemented and supported in a
collaboration with Free Press Unlimited
After a series of high profile leaks, it was
shortlisted for the Freedom of Expression
Awards 2016 by the Index on Censorship.