Working Group on Promoting Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Freedom of expression is not only one of the core human rights protected by international law, but also one of the anchors of democracy – as emphasized in the Warsaw Declaration. Each and every day, it is challenged by constant restrictions from governments around the world that wish to undermine public opinion and criticism.

The Working Group on Freedom of Opinion and Expression seeks to foster collaboration among the Community of Democracies’ participating states and civil society organizations to promote freedom of opinion and counter the trends that suppress it.

Areas of collaboration include coordinated multilateral activity and consensus-building initiatives, joint advocacy and programmatic projects to address journalist safety and existing restrictive measures.

For further information about the Working Group, its membership and activities, please contact the Working Group Coordinator at