Stockholm Center for Freedom
Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) is an advocacy organization that promotes the rule of law, democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms with a special focus on Turkey, a country with eighty million citizens that is experiencing a dramatic decline in its parliamentary democracy under its autocratic leadership.
SCF is committed to being a reference source which provides a broad and accurate perspective on rights violations in Turkey, monitoring daily developments through the lens of fact-based investigative journalism, and documenting individual cases of infringement of fundamental rights and liberties.
The founders of SCF are experienced and respected journalists who managed national daily newspapers in Turkey for years before they were forced to leave. They have the expertise, human resources, and network on the ground to track events in Turkey despite serious challenges and impediments to accessing information.
SCF is prepared to expand its area of interests in the future by adding more countries to the list when resources are available but its main focus initially is Turkey, currently the worst jailer of journalists in the world. It hopes to make an impact by naming and shaming the rights violators, providing a reliable source of information on Turkey, and exposing an increasingly repressive regime in Turkey.