Mission and Values


Promote and foster democratic freedoms and especially, freedom of expression and free initiative.


Assist and create conditions for liberty and openness in strong democratic institutions for present and future generations.


  • Promote and foster education and culture
  • Freedom of expression and free initiative
  • Access to information – informed choice
  • Defence of self-regulation
  • Power of communication for the benefit of society.

The Palavra Aberta Institute is:

  • NOT an interest group limited to one or more groups.
  • Not a partisan organization; has no political ties
  • Not a lobby for specific commercial groups.