Resources to support journalist safety in Europe

Target Group: Family members

  • Fund
    Psychosocial Support and Medical Aid
    Assistance Desk: Individual Support
    Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) – Reporters Without Borders International
    Financial and administrative support for medical care if you are a victim of violence due to your work
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    Living Expenses
    Assistance Desk: Individual Support
    Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) – Reporters Without Borders International
    Resolution of most urgent needs if you decide to flee abroad because of threats and persecution. Financial and administrative support for families of journalists to cope with the consequences of the reprisals to which their loved-ones have been exposed.
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    Living Expenses
    Emergency Assistance
    Journalisten helfen Journalisten (JhJ)
    Subsistence costs, support for family
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    Support in Exile
    Emergency Assistance
    Journalisten helfen Journalisten (JhJ)
    Subsistence costs, support for family
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    Relocation
    Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)
    Freedom House
    Frontline Defenders (FLD)
    Temporary relocation, inclduing for dependents affected by the threat
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    Living Expenses
    Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)
    Freedom House
    Frontline Defenders (FLD)
    Humanitarian assistance and dependent support Equipment replacement if confiscated or damaged
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    Digital Safety
    Living Expenses
    Physical Safety
    Psychosocial Support and Medical Aid
    Relocation
    Emergency grant for human rights defenders at risk
    ProtectDefenders.eu
    Emergency financial and material support for digital security Emergency financial support for legal fees Emergency financial support for humanitarian assistance (including family support) Emergency financial and material support for physical security Emergency financial support for medical support (including psychosocial support and rehabilitation) Emergency financial support for relocation
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    Digital Safety
    Emergency material support to human rights defenders at risk
    OMCT World Organisation Against Torture
    Funds for digital security
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    Physical Safety
    Emergency material support to human rights defenders at risk
    OMCT World Organisation Against Torture
    Funds for physical security 
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    Psychosocial Support and Medical Aid
    Emergency material support to human rights defenders at risk
    OMCT World Organisation Against Torture
    Medical support (including psycho-social support andrehabilitation) to defenders who have suffered a medical condition as a result of their peaceful human rights activities
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    Emergency material support to human rights defenders at risk
    OMCT World Organisation Against Torture
    Legal support for human rights defenders who are bing judicially harassed
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    Living Expenses
    Emergency material support to human rights defenders at risk
    OMCT World Organisation Against Torture
    Humanitarian assistance (including family support)
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    Relocation
    Emergency material support to human rights defenders at risk
    OMCT World Organisation Against Torture
    Support for temporary relocation where necessary
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    Free legal help
    Advocate
    Free legal support if you are based in England or Wales Barristers can: Represent you in any court/tribunal Give legal advice in a meeting or over the phone Give legal advice in writing Draft documents such as skeleton arguments
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    Relocation
    Le Fonds d’Urgence
    Agir ensemble pour les droits humains (AEDH)
    Financial support for temporary national or local relocation
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    Living Expenses
    Le Fonds d’Urgence
    Agir ensemble pour les droits humains (AEDH)
    Subsistence costs to meet most basic needs for you and/or your family in exceptional situations
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    Psychosocial Support and Medical Aid
    Le Fonds d’Urgence
    Agir ensemble pour les droits humains (AEDH)
    Subsistance costs to cover medical needs after an assault
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    Le Fonds d’Urgence
    Agir ensemble pour les droits humains (AEDH)
    Subsistence costs to cover a legal or judicial assistance, covering legal costs when you are sued or filed a lawsuit
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    Legal Defense Fund
    Free Press Unlimited (FPU)
    Basic legal support for: A lawyer or legal expert and other legal fees Support in prison Initial assistance for family of detained media workers
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    Litigation Track Support
    Digital Freedom Fund (DFF)
    Support for litigation of a case through multiple instances, from first instance through to the final appeal. Example: a challenge before the European Court of Human Rights against police use of facial recognition technology.
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    Digital Safety
    Practical support fund / Reporters Respond
    Free Press Unlimited (FPU)
    Digital security resources that help you to circumvent censorship and communicate safely and securely
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    Physical Safety
    Practical support fund / Reporters Respond
    Free Press Unlimited (FPU)
    Personal protection materials for your physical safety
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    Living Expenses
    Practical support fund / Reporters Respond
    Free Press Unlimited (FPU)
    Subsistence costs: short term support if you are not able to work, or costs to temporarily flee an unsafe or vulnerable situation Family support: temporary support for family members of journalists who are unable to work, who are imprisoned, or who are deceased; Professional equipment: digital tools like VPNs for online protection and work materials in exceptional cases
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    Psychosocial Support and Medical Aid
    Practical support fund / Reporters Respond
    Free Press Unlimited (FPU)
    Medical assistance: for injuries sustained in the course of your work Psychological support: advice, referral, and funds to seek psychosocial assistance
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    Pre-litigation research support
    Digital Freedom Fund (DFF)
    Support for activities to prepare for planned litigation. This could include legal research, evidence gathering, forum selection or identifying claimants and project partners.
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    Digital Safety
    Living Expenses
    Physical Safety
    Psychosocial Support and Medical Aid
    Protection Grants
    Frontline Defenders (FLD)
    Grants to improve physical security, digital security and communication security (including office security and individual security) Legal fees if you are being judicially harassed Family assistance for imprisoned HRDs or family members who are at risk because of a HRD’s activities Medical fees for HRDs if you have been attacked or have suffered a medical condition as a result of your peaceful human rights activities
  • Advice
    Request for assistance
    Pro Bono Italia
    legal assistance, rendered voluntarily and free of charge
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    Living Expenses
    The Safety Fund
    International Media Support (IMS)
    Family support in cases where the journalist has been killed or rendered otherwise incapable of supporting the family
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    Relocation
    The Safety Fund
    International Media Support (IMS)
    Relocation, safe houses, evacuation out of the country or region
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    The Safety Fund
    International Media Support (IMS)
    Urgent legal assistance