Resources to support journalist safety in Europe

Target Group: Media outlets

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    Digital Safety
    Digital Security Helpline
    Access Now
    24/7 rapid-response emergency assistance for people under digital attack
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    Living Expenses
    Documenting Ukraine
    The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)
    Documenting Ukraine is awarding one-time project grants of 5000 EUR.
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    Emergency Defence
    Media Defence
    If confronted with legal action as a result of the reporting: Funding for legal defence Advice to find a lawyer Technical legal support to lawyer Support to bring legal action to compel the state to protect the journalist’s rights if they have been violated, including to investigate abuses and bring perpetrators of attacks to justice
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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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    In the front line – protecting journalists digital safety in the time of crisis
    Balkan Investigative Report Network (BIRN)
    legal support
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    Living Expenses
    Incident Emergency Funding
    Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP)
    Replacement of professional equipment and journalistic material (hardware or software) which has been taken, lost or stolen as a consequence of the type of work
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    Digital Safety
    Incident Emergency Funding
    Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP)
    purchase of more secure hard- or software and costs related to implementation of the new systems; technical or non-technical activities to respond to urgent issues such as internet blockages; training or accompaniment on digital or other security issues; measures to improve physical security (which relate to information management and digital security);
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    Psychosocial Support and Medical Aid
    Incident Emergency Funding
    Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP)
    Measures to address the psychological and psychosocial impacts of digital threats
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    Support in Exile
    JX Fund – European Fund for Journalism in Exile
    The JX Fund
    Running costs Launch of a new independent exile media Re-launch of an established independent media in exile. Possible costs: Team relocation, salaries, fees (incl. taxes), office / studio, technical equipment, software licences, development of communication channels (e.g. website), capacity building (e.g. SMM, fundraising, language courses), consulting / services (e.g. lawyers, realtors, psychotherapists), travel expenses, other
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    Equipment
    Living Expenses
    Relocation
    Keep Ukrainian Media Going
    The Fix
    First priority funding: Protection and media equipment purchases and delivery to Ukraine (here is a list of supplies – we are delivering via Poland and Romania) Direct operational and financial support to media in Ukraine (e.g., covering IT costs, insurance, transport, and purchase of supplies) Long-term needs: Support for media staff relocation to EU countries Setting up offices and accommodation of media staff in EU countries
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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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    Legal Support
    European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
    Lawyer’s fees for journalists and media outlets facing legal actions
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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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    Pers Vrij Heids Fonds
    Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten (NVJ)
    Nederlands Genootschap van Hoofdredacteuren
    To initiate and support legal proceedings of a fundamental nature that continue to allow the professional group to do its work as freely as possible Defending freedom of the press in the broadest sense of the word to make funds available for conducting fundamental proceedings, which should enable the freedom of the press of the Dutch media and more specifically the operation of those media in the most optimal unhindered conditions
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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.
  • Advice
    Request for assistance
    Pro Bono Italia
    legal assistance, rendered voluntarily and free of charge