Lannan Foundation

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Lannan Foundation "is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities." [1] The foundation funds prizes, and hosts events dealing with freedom of expression; it one of the funders of the DemocracyNow program.

"In 1960 J. Patrick Lannan, Sr., entrepreneur and financier, established Lannan Foundation." [2]

Censoring John Pilger

In June 2011, John Pilger was invited to join a panel discussing the freedom of speech/press, and to present his latest film at an event funded/hosted by the Lannan Foundation. At the last moment he was "dis-invited" and the showing of his film cancelled.[3]

Cultural Freedom Prize

In 1999 Lannan Foundation established the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. [4]

Cultural Freedom Awards [5]

Directors

Accessed December 2008: [6]


In memoriam: The board and staff of the foundation wish to express their appreciation for the invaluable contributions made by the late board members, James G. Butler, Colleen Lannan Dillon, Patricia Lannan Lawler, and Tscheng S. Feng, M.D.

Contact

Web:

Resources and articles

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References

  1. About, Lannan Foundation, accessed December 10, 2008.
  2. History, Lannan Foundation, accessed December 10, 2008.
  3. John Pilger, Pilger Film and US Visit Banned, Znet, 11 June 2011.
  4. Cultural Freedom Prize, Lannan Foundation, accessed December 10, 2008.
  5. Cultural Freedom Awards, Lannan Foundation, accessed December 10, 2008.
  6. Directors, Lannan Foundation, accessed December 10, 2008.