This section provides a list of organizations working on issues related to media freedom, including monitoring and promotion of the freedom of the press, quality and ethics in journalism, media literacy, and transparency
Vita Activa works as a helpline and a solutions laboratory for women journalists, activists and women’s rights defenders who are facing online violence and want to change the ways they face and combat perpetrators and attacks. Responders trained in psychological first aid, conflict resolution and strategic thinking work with women journalists who have faced harassment to build solutions tailored to their cases.
Vita Activa also provides practical support for women and LGBTIQ+ journalists, activists and gender, land and labor rights, and freedom of expression defenders.
Gender in media
VOX-Pol is an academic research network funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union and focused on the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it.
Women in News (WIN) aims to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. It does so by equipping women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their media. In parallel, WIN partners with media organisations to identify industry-led solutions to close the gender gap in their newsrooms, boardrooms and in the content they produce.
WIN is currently working with more than 80 media from 12 countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East including: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (WIN Africa) and Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (WIN MENA). WIN Southeast Asia launched in early 2018
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is the global organisation of the world’s press and oversees initiatives to ensure that the press’ essential role in society is understood and respected. The centre, other than being partner of newspapers worlwide, organizes conferences, trainings, seminars and research reports. The association's first objective is the defence and promotion of press freedom through promoting the economic independence of newspapers.