UNESCO Partners in the field of the Safety of Journalists

UNESCO is partnering with a number of journalism professional organizations. You can find below a list of the main ones by region.

Inter-Governmental Organizations

International Organizations



Eastern Africa Region

Article 19 -Nairobi
Contact: Henry O. Maina, Director

Committee to Protect Journalists
Contact: Tom Rhode

International Media Support (IMS)
Contact: Louise Tunbridge, Programme Manager
Radio Ergo/IMS Productions Aps c/o FAO Somalia compound Ngecha Road

The Kenya Correspondents Association
Contact: William Oloo Janak, Chai

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)
Contact: Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, Information and Human Rights, Secretary, abdalla(at)nusoj.org.so

Uganda Journalists Union
Contact: Stephen Ouma Bwire, General Secretary

Kenya Union Of Journalist
Contact: Jared Obuya, Secretary-General

International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (IC/GLR)
Contact: Drine Nininahazwe, Communications and advocacy Officer

Democratic Republic of Congo

Journalistes en danger
Contact: Tshivis Tshivuadi, Secrétaire général  


Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ)
Contact: Mr Seyi Adekeye, Assistant National Secretary

Nigerian Press Council
Contact: Mr Bayo Atoyebi, Executive Secretary

Nigerian Guild of Editors
Contact: Gbenga Adefaye

Arab States


Da3em. Contact: info(at)da3em.net
SKeyes Foundation. Contact: agmhanna(at)gmail.com
Center for Defending the Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ). Contact: ghaith(at)cdfj.org

Journalists Freedom Observatory 
Contact:  Ziad Al-Ajeely, Chairman
Society to Defending Press Freedoms
Contact: Uday Hatem, Chairman
Iraqi Journalists’ Rights Defense Association
Contact: Ibrahim Al Saraj, Chairman
Journalists’ Defense Metro Center in Kurdistan
Contact: Rahman Gharieb, Chairman

The Center of Defending Journalists
Contact: Hassan Shabaan, Chairman


Ma´an Network 
Contact: Valentina Al-Ama, Communications and Projects Director

Birzeit University Media Development Center
Contact: Nibal Thawabteh, Director nthawabteh(at)birzeit.edu

MADA (Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms)
Contact: Mousa Rimawi, General Director info(at)madacenter.org
Contact: Rihan Abu Aita, Project Coordinator riham(at)madacenter.org

AMIN (blogging and citizen journalism, which included online safety aspects)
Contact: Khaled Abu Aker, Director, kabuaker(at)amin.org 
Manar Wadi, Project Coordinator manar(at)amin.org

Filastiniyat (especially female journalists´safety)
Contact: Wafa' Abdel Rahman ; Founder and Director, filastiniyat(at)gmail.com
Contact: Tarneem Zughaier, Project Coordinator, tarneem(at)filastiniyat.org

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate
Contact: Muntaser Hamdan, Project Coordinator of Occupational Safety Project (International Federation of Journalists) montsr(at)gmail.com  



NAI, Kabul
Contact person: Mujeeb Khelwatgar, Director mujeeb(at)nai.org.af

International Media Support (IMS), Denmark
Contact person: Susanna Inkenin (focal point for Afghanistan)


Cambodian Association for the Protection of Journalists
Contact: umsarin59(at)yahoo.com

Cambodia Center for Independent Media / Voice of Democracy
Contact: pnteang(at)vodhotnews.com

Cambodian Club of Journalists
Contact: ccj(at)online.com.kh

Cambodian Journalists’ Council for Code of Ethics
Contact: bsek(at)pactworld.org

Cambodia Communication Institute
Contact: bun_y4u(at)yahoo.com 

Press Council of Cambodia
Contact: presscouncil.cambodia(at)yahoo.com


Freedom Forum
Contact: Krishna Sapkota, Executive Director info(at)freedomforum.org.np
Taranath Dahal, Chairperson tndahal(at)yahoo.com

Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)
Contact: Satish Jung Shahi, Secretariat Coordinator sjshahi(at)gmail.com, fnjnepal(at)mail.com.np
Shiva Gaunle, President Shivahaunle(at)gmail.com


Rural Media Network of Pakistan, Bahawalpour
Contact person: Ehsan Ahmad Sehar (Chairman)
Contact number: +92 301 7740 405 (cell), +92 622274777 (office)

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)
Contact person: Amin Yousaf (Secretary General)
Contact number: +92 3333005393

Frontline Post, Lahore
Contact person: Anees Ahmed  (Director)
Contact number: +92 300 4001012

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