Firstly, thank you to all our long-standing and new supporters for helping us raise over £40,000 during our Summer Big Give campaign. These precious funds will help to support human rights defenders from around the world, and particularly from Afghanistan and Iran from where we are receiving an unprecedented increase Read more…
This is a special year for PoC, as it marks our 60th Anniversary. But the fact that we still need to exist is not something to celebrate. If the people that need our support can’t celebrate, then neither can we.
The people we support and their struggle to stand up for their human rights is always our focus. However, from time to time we need to reflect on how we communicate our work to existing and new audiences, and, in an increasingly digital world, a crucially important part of this is our visual identity.
We are happy to announce that we now have Section 501(c)(3) equivalency status, meaning that US-based grantmakers can obtain tax deductions for their charitable donations.
We report on our survey of how the Covid pandemic continues to affect prisoners of conscience disproportionately.
The Covid-19 crisis is also a human rights crisis, with most
of our rights under threat in some way or another – and we all have a role to play in protecting them.
This was the message to come out of a recent online panel discussion featuring speakers from Prisoners of Conscience, Amnesty International UK, Front Line Defenders and Human Rights Watch.
On World Press Freedom Day, Prisoners of Conscience highlights its role in keeping journalists safe