Resources to support journalist safety in Europe

Target Group: Whistleblowers

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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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    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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    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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    Legal aid
    Hungarian Civil Liberties Union – Társaság a Szabadságjogokért (TASZ)
    free legal aid and occasional legal representation oral or written information about regulations and about our professional experiences depending on the content of the case, we recommend other civil rights protection organizations to our clients
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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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    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