Voces del Sur (VDS) is a network of 17 civil society organizations (CSOs) working to promote and defend freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and access to information across Latin America. VDS designed and deploys a shared methodology based on SDG 16.10.1 to monitor and report on violations of these fundamental freedoms, which are recorded on a rolling basis as published alerts. Since 2018, VDS has published annual shadow reports on its findings, which invite a comparative analysis of the situation across the region. VDS and its member CSOs also conduct extensive national, regional, and international advocacy on freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and access to information with the goal of building more just and transparent societies.
Our profiles of VDS members provide a glimpse into the unique contexts these organizations face, and how they persist in promoting freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and access to information despite many challenges across the region. We invite you to read these interviews and learn about the critical work done by PADF partners to promote freedom of expression initiatives across Latin America.