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Extrabudgetary Projects on Freedom of Expression - Helsingin Sanomat Foundation


Helsingin Sanomat Foundation

The Helsingin Sanomat Foundation promotes and supports high-level research on freedom of expression. The Foundation carries out its mission by awarding grants and fellowships and by maintaining the Päivälehti Museum and the Päivälehti Archives, which preserve and present the history and historical archives of the Sanoma Group.


UNESCO is leading innovative projects around the world thanks to voluntary contributions it has received from donors in support of freedom of expression.



Awarded annually on World Press Freedom Day, the Prize honours a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger. It is supported by the Guillermo Cano Isaza Foundation and the Helsingin Foundation.




Voluntary contributions have strengthened UNESCO’s work in freedom of expression in dozens of countries around the world.