The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. CPJ defends the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Hotline

Target group: journalists

Operates worldwide 

To report a press freedom violation please contact the appropriate CPJ regional staff. All information is confidential. Due to the high volume of requests, CPJ gives priority to crisis situations.

Fellowship  

Target group: journalists

Operates worldwide 

The James W. Foley Fellowship is awarded annually to an individual who is passionate about the issues of journalist safety and freedom of expression. Each fellow conducts independent research that advances the safety of journalists and supports the wider CPJ mission.

Emergency fund

Target group: journalists

Operates worldwide 

CPJ provides financial support to journalists at risk through its Gene Roberts Emergency Fund. The Gene Roberts fund is administered by the CPJ staff in New York and overseen by a special committee of CPJ’s board of directors. It provides modest grants to journalists who qualify for CPJ assistance.