Free Press Unlimited believes that objective information can be of life-and-death importance. Free Press Unlimited helps local journalists in conflict areas to provide their audience with independent news and reliable information. The information that people need to survive and give shape to their own future.
Types of assistance offered by the organisation:
To help reporters under threat, Free Press Unlimited has launched Reporters Respond. This international emergency fund provides direct assistance to journalists and media outlets, enabling them to resume work as quickly as possible when faced with a crisis situation. Short-term support is provided irrespective of the medium and the area covered by the journalist or outlet.
With this Legal Defense Fund, Free Press unlimited provides financial support to journalists and media organisations worldwide. Support is given to journalists who face prosecution or imprisonment and who are unable to afford a lawyer or trial costs. This way, they will not be forced to withdraw their defense and accept the consequences of, often false, accusations.
Training on journalistic safety is essential, especially for media workers operating under challenging – often life-threatening – conditions. In collaboration with international partners, Free Press Unlimited supports (media) organisations and media workers with safety training.