Support centres

NGOs, unions and firms providing media and journalism professionals with legal, financial and advocacy support, protection and training opportunities, and other tools

Security without Borders

Security without Borders is a volunteer network of hackers and cyber-security professionals that offers free assistance to organizations, activists and journalists fighting against human rights abuse, racism and other injustices.

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ProtectDefenders.eu

Launched in 2015, ProtectDefenders.eu is the European Union Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) mechanism which supports individuals and local actors who strive to promote and defend human rights worldwide. The mechanism is implemented by a Consortium of twelve international organisations active in the field of Human Rights, including Reporters Without Borders. Its services comprise:

  • Emergency support for HRDs at risk
  • Support to local HRD organisations
  • Temporary relocation of HRDs at risk
  • Training and information to HRDs at risk
  • Monitoring and advocacy

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TrollBusters

TrollBusters provides support for women journalists and writers that are targets of online harassment. The TrollBusters' team provides tools and services - such as personal endorsements; just-in-time coaching and reputation repair services - to support victims of online abuse or other troll behavior.

It was founded in New York City on January 30, 2015 by Michelle Ferrier, Associate Professor at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism of the Ohio University and former journalist, who was herself a victim of harassment while working as a columnist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal in Florida.

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The International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)

The International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) is an independent organisation of cities and regions offering long-term, but temporary shelter to persecuted writers and artists. It was established in 2006 in Stavanger, Norway, after the collapse of the original Cities of Asylum Network (INCA). More than 60 cities worldwide have joined the network so far and no less than 170 writers and artists have found shelter in an ICORN member city: here’s the complete list of ICORN cities of refuge.

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The Rory Peck Trust

The Rory Peck Trust was established in 1995 in memory of freelance cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed in Moscow in 1993. Based in London, the Trust has grown into an international organisation that provides practical and financial support to independent journalists and their families worldwide.

There are three main areas of work: 1) The Freelance Assistance Programme 2) Freelance Resources 3) The Rory Peck Awards

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La Maison des Journalistes

La Maison des Journalistes (House of Journalists) is an association founded in France in 1901 that, since 2002, has been offering shelter to over 300 international journalists in exile. It provides accommodation, support, and advocacy for six months on average.

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Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten - NVJ

The Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten (NVJ), the Dutch journalist union, was founded in 1884 as Nederlandse Journalisten Kring (NJK). It is a member of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

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Union of Magazine and Electronic Press Journalists - ESPIT

The Union of Magazine and Electronic Press Journalists (ESPIT) was founded in 1959. It is a member of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

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Panhellenic Federation of Journalists’ Union

It is a member of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

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Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers

The Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers (ESIEMTH) was founded in Thessaloniki, where it is one of the oldest unions, and later extended to the rest of Macedonia and Thrace. The oldest journalists’ union in Greece, it is a member of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

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