The freedom of speech, a pillar of democratic governance, takes a special place among Solidarity Fund PL’s actions. The defence of free speech and the access to objective and reliable information are crucial elements of democratisation in the face of threats posed by the ever more widespread disinformation and manipulation of public opinion and the diminishing trust towards traditional media. By organising open grant competitions and implementing own initiatives, the Fund offers support to mass media, i.e. newspapers (regional and local), radio stations, information portals, and journalists’ associations. The support is offered to the media based both in Poland and in the beneficiary states of the Polish Development Cooperation that broadcast to other countries, mainly in the Eastern Europe.

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