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Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.

International Press Institute

The International Press Institute is a global network of editors, journalists and media executives who share a common dedication to quality, independent journalism.

International Women's Media Foundation

The International Women’s Media Foundation is the only global non-profit organization that offers emergency support, safety training, reporting opportunities and funding avenues specifically for female journalists.

James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation supports work in three key areas that were important to Jim's life: American hostage freedom, protection of independent conflict journalists, and education of the public and university students regarding these silent crises.

National Press Club

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, and a tireless advocate for press freedom around the globe.

One Free Press Coalition

The One Free Press Coalition uses the collective voices of participating news organizations to spotlight brave journalists whose voices are being silenced or have been silenced by “standing up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth.”

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press defends the legal rights of journalists – because an informed public is essential to a strong democracy.

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders is a non-profit international organization that has been defending press freedom and freedom of information for nearly 35 years.

WAN-IFRA

The World Association of News Publishers is the global organization for news media, founded in 1948 to defend and promote press freedom, editorial independence and business integrity in the service of freedom of expression.

An open letter to President Biden from the parents of Austin Tice

Journalist Austin Tice was abducted in Syria on Aug. 14, 2012 while covering that country's ongoing conflict.
  • Oct 3, 2021

The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership expands to include WAN-IFRA as partner, Aspen Institute as supporting partner

These organizations join eight others working to improve press freedom conditions around the world
  • Jan 4, 2021

The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership announces #FreeAustinTice awareness campaign

The Post will distribute free bracelets with the hashtag #FreeAustinTice to lawmakers, government officials, members of the media and anyone else who wants to show their support for bringing Tice home.
  • Dec 7, 2020

The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership to launch campaign dedicated to the case of detained American freelance journalist Austin Tice

Starting on August 14, the eight-year anniversary of the abduction of Tice from a checkpoint in Syria, The Post will run full-page ads in addition to digital ads across its platforms.
  • Aug 13, 2020

The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership spotlights critical journalist cases ahead of World Press Freedom Day

The campaign, running April 27- May 3, will highlight journalists from around the globe who are currently detained or otherwise persecuted for their reporting.
  • Apr 27, 2020
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As long as journalists are killed with impunity, free societies everywhere will suffer

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  • Jan 23

Prominent Turkish journalist is jailed after quoting proverb deemed ‘insulting’ to Erdogan

“The honor of the presidency is the honor of our nation,” said a spokesman for the Turkish president, defending the move.

Being a journalist in the U.S. is becoming more dangerous

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This Mexican journalist spoke truth to power — and found herself under investigation

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