IMS is the biggest media development organisation in the Nordic region. We work in more than 30 countries across four continents promoting press freedom, good journalism and safety for journalists.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Emergency fund

Target group: journalists

Operates outside the EU* 

The Safety Fund provides immediate support for journalists who are victimised as a direct result of their journalistic work. Support is given only in the short-term, and no longer than 6 months, covering the immediate needs of the individual or his/her close relatives.

*The emergency assistance only covers non-EU media workers at risk.  

Digital security

Target group: journalists

Operates worldwide 

In the digital world of today, operating safely for media is as much an issue online as in the physical world. When their websites are blocked, their staff are surveilled and their equipment hacked, we support our partners in developing their ability to remain online, keep their files secure and ensure they can continue their work.