OSCE: CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Key Information
  • Eligibility: Activities could include, but are not limited to: development of tools to counter freedom of expression challenges posed by AI; educational and awareness-raising activities; podcasts; documentaries; mini-series; exhibitions; and storytelling. Independent experts, journalists, academia, and representatives of civil society can apply.
  • Funding amount: Proposals should be in the range of 2,000 – 5,000 EUR.
  • Type of funding: Grant
  • Target countries:57 OSCE participating States
  • Application languages: English

The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) is developing the “Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence and Freedom of Expression” #SAIFE project, funded by extra budgetary contributions, to promote a clearer understanding of government, regulators, and internet intermediaries’ policies and practices in their use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other forms of automation, and the impact these have on how
citizens access and share information.

The aim of the #SAIFE project is to develop policy recommendations on the most effective ways to safeguard freedom of expression and media pluralism, when deploying AI.

In the #SAIFE project, special focus is given to the following areas of concern where technology and freedom of expression intersect: content moderation (especially with regard to security threats or so-called ‘hate speech’), and content curation (specifically the consequences of surveillance and overall impact on media pluralism).

To underpin other activities, deepen outreach and promote all stakeholders’ efforts, the RFoM will fund a limited number of initiatives to put a spotlight on AI and freedom of expression.

In this way, RFoM will support powerful initiatives and promote existing knowledge in the field, which directly contribute to the RFoM’s #SAIFE project.

Read more about the project here.