The IFJ, the world’s largest organisation of journalists, represents 600,000 media professionals from 187 trade unions and associations in more than 140 countries.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Safety & Security

Target group: journalists

Operates worldwide 

The insurance scheme will offer IFJ members protection while travelling and will include coverage in the world’s most challenging places. Members will be protected for emergency medical expenses and evacuation, as well as covered against accidents and injuries. They will also be able to insure their equipment whilst travelling anywhere in the world.

Emergency fund

Target group: journalists

Operates worldwide 

The IFJ’s Safety Fund is a lifeline for journalists facing violence, persecution and threat or needing medical treatment. The Safety Fund offers financial assistance in a range of emergency cases such as threats, violence and threats thereof, prosecution, settlement in exile and illness.