Reporters Without Borders

https://rsf.org/en

Reporters Without Borders (1985; Paris; 84 staff; www.rsf.org)

Is a non-profit organization making use of its 10 international offices and its “network of correspondents in 130 countries” to advocate for press freedom worldwide. RSF defends persecuted journalists by exposing any mistreatment they went through and providing them with financial aid when needed. It also documents violations against press freedom and takes action when evidence is acquired by using letters of protest and publicity campaigns to ”challenge governments and wield influence both on the ground and in the ministries and precincts where media and Internet standards and legislation are drafted.”

Activities:

  • Advocacy
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Assistance and legal aid
  • Cyber-security

Initiatives:

Tools:

  • Tracker 19: “ is a tool made to evaluate the pandemic’s impacts on journalism.” It documents “state censorship and deliberate disinformation, and their impact on the right to reliable news and information.”
  • World Press Freedom Index

Publications

Leadership: Michael Rediske (President), Pierre Haski (Vice President)
Budget
: € 6.1m

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