Evaluation of Freedom of Speech in Eastern Europe

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) together with the Department for Europe and Latin America (Eurolatin) has appointed Tana Copenhagen together with FCG Sweden to conduct an evaluation in order to review and evaluate three of Sida’s programs: (1) the Media Institute FOJO – Strengthening Free, Independent, Professional Media in Central and Eastern Europe 2017-2021; (2) OOCRP – Investigative Journalism and Independent Media to Advance Accountability and development 2018-2022; and (3) Internews – Advancing Communications Creating Enhanced Secured Systems 2018-2021. The partner organisations have ongoing agreements within Sweden ́s strategy for reform cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey for the period 2014–2020 and Sida now has an opportunity to evaluate the support within the portfolio of democracy and human rights and with specific focus on freedom of speech in Eastern Europe.