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.

Article 19

ARTICLE 19 is an international human rights organisation which defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to monitor abuses against the press and promotes press freedom around the world.

Free Press Unlimited

Free Press Unlimited believes that objective information can be of life-and-death importance. Free Press Unlimited helps local journalists in war zones and conflict areas to provide their audience with trustworthy news and information. The information that people need to survive and give shape to their own future.


The IFEX network of orgnaisations is connected by a shared commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right.

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists.

International Media Support (IMS)

IMS supports local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. Today, IMS activities cover three thematic areas of engagement: media and conflict, media and democracy, and media and dialogue.

International News Safety Institute

The International News Safety Institute (INSI) is a coalition of news organisations, journalist support groups and individuals exclusively dedicated to the safety of news media staff working in dangerous environments. INSI's purpose is to create a global safety network of advice and assistance to journalists and other news gatherers who may face danger covering the news on international assignment or in their own countries.

International Press Institute (IPI)

International Press Institute is the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, dedicated to freedom of the press and improving the standards and practices of journalism.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. They seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.

Reporters Without Borders

In some countries a journalist can be thrown in prison for years for a single offending word or photo. Jailing or killing a journalist removes a vital witness to events and threatens the right of us all to be informed. Reporters Without Borders has fought for press freedom on a daily basis since it was founded in 1985.

World Association of Newspapers (WAN)

Founded in 1948, the World Association of Newspapers groups 76 national newspaper associations, individual newspaper executives in 102 nations, 10 news agencies, and 10 regional press organisations. It is a non-profit, non-government organisation.