Professional Networks

Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE)

AIPCE is a loose network of independent content regulators for both press and broadcast media, established in 1999. Its annual conferences provide a forum for Media and Press Council representatives to discuss topical issues, to exchange ideas and to offer and receive advice.

In view of the upcoming AIPCE conference in Moscow, a Russian-language 'mirror' of the AIPCE.NET web site is available now at AIPCE.RU

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

BIRN is a group of editors, journalism trainers and reporters, dedicated to creating a strong, professional, independent media in South East Europe as an essential component of developing democracy and a market economy in the Balkans. BIRN is present in nine countries of the Balkan region, with country-based organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

Whether the topic is street crime, family violence, natural disaster, war or human rights, effective news reporting on traumatic events demands knowledge, skill and support. The Dart Center provides journalists around the world with the resources necessary to meet this challenge, drawing on a global, interdisciplinary network of news professionals, mental health experts, educators and researchers.The Dart Center’s website provides timely articles, expert interviews, journalist-to-journalist advice, tipsheets and other resources. The website also serves as a multimedia venue for discussion of controversies and breakthroughs in trauma science, policy and media coverage.

European Neighbourhood Journalism Network (ENJN)

ENJN foremost aim is to train journalists, editors, producers, and other media professionals from the ENPI countries to develop further pofessional skills to report on EU affairs and the European Neighbourhood Policy. ENJN also facilitates networking between journalists from these regions, as well as with the existing "Euromed and the Media" networks within the Euromed countries.

Global Network for Women in News Media - International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

Founded in 1990, the International Women' s Media Foundation is a vibrant global network dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists as a way to further worldwide freedom of the press. IWMF programs cultivate women leaders, pioneer newsroom change and honor the courage of women reporters.

International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)

Through the Action Alert Network of its members, IFEX reports on free expression abuses and circulates this information to interested organizations all over the world.

International Journalists' Network (IJNet)

The International Journalists' Network is the world’s premier resource for the media assistance community. It is an online service for journalists, media managers, media assistance professionals, journalism trainers and educators, or anyone else with an interest in news media around the world.


Internews works to improve access to information for people around the world by fostering independent media and promoting open communications policies in the public interest.

Organization of News Ombudsmen (ONO)

ONO is a nonprofit corporation with an international membership of active and associate members formed in 1980. It maintains contact with news ombudsmen worldwide, and organizes annual conferences, held in a member's city, for discussion of news practices and a wide range of issues connected with ombudsman work.

Women News Network (WNN)

Women News Network, founded in 2006, is dedicated to bringing you in-depth international women’s news not found in our current public media stream. WNN news stories have appeared on UN affiliate and agency publications through WUNRN – Women’s UN Report Network and UN-INSTRAW, the United Nations Institute of Training and Research for the Advancement of Women.

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