The Democracy Council of California is dedicated to promoting democracy, human rights, economic opportunity, and rule of law in developing countries.
The Democracy Council of California supports and incubates independent media projects within closed societies. By working in tandem with local journalists and media managers, we provide critical support to press freedom worldwide, thereby enhancing prospects for democratic institution-building.
The Council has successfully nurtured local media outlets in the Arab World and Latin America. We have provided technical expertise to facilitate the production and availability of independent news in post-conflict situations and in states that are transitioning to become open societies, creating spaces for information and idea sharing where they had not existed before.