Offers an opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region.
Provides financial and administrative support: legal and medical fees; find safe refuge (safe relocation); asylum process support for journalists who are victims of reprisals because of their reporting.
Requests by individuals, NGOs or media outlets for assistance should be sent to:
Reporters Without Borders
75083 Paris Cedex 02
For individual requests for assistance: email@example.com or +33 1 4483 8466
Freelance Journalists’ and their family members’ financial costs including medical and rehabilitation costs, emergency subsistence, legal advice, and relocation costs are covered.
Freelancers and families in a critical situation can contact RPT directly by phone at +44 (0) 20 3219 7867/7865 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form: https://rorypecktrust.org/freelance-assistance/Assistance-Grants
The initiative provides legal aid.
Application form: https://www.mediadefence.org/individual-cases
* Bloggers and independent media facing lawsuits also can apply for legal aid.
Temporary home in Paris for 6 months; administrative, legal and social assistance is included
Relocation, safe houses, evacuation out of the country or region); or urgent legal or medical assistance is required. (Maximum 6 months)
* Journalists and family members who can no longer earn money can benefit.
The Foundation provides ad hoc solidarity funds. Funds can be used for legal advice or defence of prosecuted or jailed journalist/media staff.
Also provide immediate humanitarian assistance for journalists or families of journalists and media staff whose “bread-winner” has been jailed or prosecuted.
Medical fees for jailed/prosecuted journalists or a family member.
Recently, they started one for journalists in Turkey.
Application for Journalists from Turkey: https://www.ifj.org/turkey-solidarity-form.html
Offers: knowledge and resources that help the recipient to circumvent censorship and communicate safely and securely; safety and security courses (on location or elsewhere); quick, concrete solutions in the event of an emergency
* The fund targets journalists confronted with vandalism or intimidations for the work they do
Financial assistance for medical aid, legal support or other urgent needs
Urgent needs such as a website or email being hacked, or the theft or loss of sensitive data and equipment. This type of grant could, for example, provide a safe internet connection, replace damaged or stolen equipment, or a security training.
(Maximum grant is 10,000EUR for 4 months)