Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981. We promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists is the world's largest organisation of journalists. First established in 1926, it was relaunched in 1946 and again, in its present form, in 1952. Today the Federation represents around 600.000 members in more than 100 countries.
The IFJ promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists. The IFJ is the organisation that speaks for journalists within the United Nations system and within the international trade union movement. The IFJ supports journalists and their unions whenever they are fighting for their industrial and professional rights and has established an International Safety Fund to provide humanitarian aid for journalists in need.
International Media Support (IMS)
International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation working to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In more than 30 countries worldwide, IMS helps to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances.
International Press Institute (IPI)
The mission of the International Press Institute is to improve press freedom, the free flow of news and the practise of journalism. Each year IPI examines the state of the media in over 180 countries and publishes the World Press Freedom Review, an authoritative report on media violations around the world.
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, based in Vienna, observes media developments in all 56 OSCE participating States. The position was established in December 1997 in order to ensure a high level of commitment with the norms and standards accepted by the OSCE participating states.
The Representatives provides early warning on violations of freedom of expression and promotes full compliance with OSCE press freedom commitments. He observes media developments in these 56 OSCE participating states with a view of providing early warning on violations of freedom of expression. The Representative's second main task is to assist participating States by advocating and promoting full compliance with OSCE principles and commitments regarding freedom of expression and free media.
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted for doing their job and exposes the mistreatment and torture of them in many countries. It also fights against censorship and laws that undermine press freedom.
Reporters Without Borders is present in all five continents through its national branches (in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), its offices in New York, Tokyo and Washington, and the more than 120 correspondents it has in other countries. The organisation also works closely with local and regional press freedom groups that are members of the Reporters Without Borders Network, in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Burma, Colombia, Democratic Congo, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, Russia, Somalia, the United States and Tunisia. Reporters Without Borders is registered in France as a non-profit organisation and has consultant status at the United Nations.
Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
In 1993, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights established the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
After replacing the Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Council decided to extend the mandate for another three years in its resolution 7/36 of March 2008.
World Association of Newspapers (WAN)
The World Association of Newspapers groups 72 national newspaper associations, individual newspaper executives in 100 nations, 13 news agencies and nine regional press organisations.
World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC)
The World Press Freedom Committee is a coordination group of national and international news media organizations.
The World Press Freedom Committee has provided leadership for more than 30 years in the fight against licensing of journalists, mandatory codes of conduct, mandatory tasks for journalists and other news controls.Back to top