News

Crisis in Turkey

The New York-based Committee for the Protection of Journalists is blunt in its assessment of the state of journalism around the world today: “There has never been a more dangerous time to be a journalist,” it declares in its #FreeThePress campaign.
News

Fake News vs. Truth Seekers

The best weapon against fake news is true news. So when ‘Trust me, I’m a journalist’ fails to charm, should journalists work harder at their credibility? ‘Fighting Fakes – the Nordic Way’ considers ways to improve journalists’ reputations as one way to counter fake news. Written by journalists and media professionals and launched in May on World Press Freedom Day,…
Feature

How Journalism Became One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In The World

A few months ago, an American organization called Freedom House released the results of its annual survey of press freedom around the world. It’s stark conclusion – it is at its worst state in 13 years. What does that mean in practical terms? Well, last year, 79 journalists were killed doing their jobs. It isn’t a record high – that…
About us

We’re the Alliance for
Journalists’ Freedom

The AJF’s purpose is to advocate for media freedom and the safety of journalists. It is broadly modelled on the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which has an impressive record of both research and advocacy in support of journalists and press freedom in most parts of the world.

About us

We’re the Alliance for
Journalists’ Freedom

The AJF’s purpose is to advocate for media freedom and the safety of journalists. It is broadly modelled on the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which has an impressive record of both research and advocacy in support of journalists and press freedom in most parts of the world.

The Numbers

Recent Incidents

29

Journalists killed in 2018

262

Journalists imprisoned in 2017

59

Journalists missing globally
The Team

Who we are

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Peter Greste

Spokesperson, Director

An award-winning journalist, author and academic. He was imprisoned in 2013/4 for 400 days while covering the unfolding political crisis in Egypt.

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Chris Flynn

Director

Partner at legal firm Gilbert + Tobin with substantial pro bono work defending human rights.

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Peter Wilkinson

Chair

Former journalist with 30 years experience. Now a corporate affairs consultant.

Advocacy & Action

Our purpose is to advocate for media freedom and journalists’ safety. We will either work with governments to create change, or publicly advocate to change government policy.

Research

Research is central to what we do. We want to make sure that our contributions to public debate and policy-making are underpinned by empirical research. That way, you will know that whatever statements we make will be well informed, accurate and up to date.

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