Feature

TIME’s 10 most urgent cases of press freedom around the world

This year, on World Press Freedom Day (03 May), TIME have released a list of the 10 most urgent cases of press freedom around the world. View the list here. The AJF would add Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler in the Philippines, to that list. The AJF is working for media freedom in the Asia-Pacific, so for us–alongside Wa-Lone and…
Feature

Julian Assange is no journalist: don’t confuse his arrest with press freedom

Listen to the SBS World News Radio interview with Biwa Kwan here: (https://www.sbs.com.au/news/audiotrack/assange-case-matter-press-freedom) Standing before a media scrum in London, Julian Assange’s lawyer Jen Robinson declared that his arrest on Thursday, “set a dangerous precedent for all media and journalists in Europe and around the world.” She said if his extradition were allowed, any journalist could face charges for "publishing…
News

Amal Clooney appointed Special Envoy for press freedom

Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney has been appointed by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the Special Envoy for media freedom. This is a critical position to defend democracy and strengthen the free press all over the world. Read more here. Photo credit: Reuters
About us

We’re the Alliance for
Journalists’ Freedom

The Public’s Right to Know: The AJF promotes media freedom worldwide and the right of journalists to report the news in freedom and safety. This includes working with governments to ensure legislation supports media freedom.

When journalists are silenced, democracy and human rights suffer. We will campaign in the Asia Pacific region, wherever journalists are censored, threatened, imprisoned or killed.

About us

We’re the Alliance for
Journalists’ Freedom

The Public’s Right to Know: The AJF promotes media freedom worldwide and the right of journalists to report the news in freedom and safety. This includes working with governments to ensure legislation supports media freedom.

When journalists are silenced, democracy and human rights suffer. We will campaign in the Asia Pacific region, wherever journalists are censored, threatened, imprisoned or killed.

The Numbers

Recent Incidents

5

Journalists killed in 2019

250

Journalists imprisoned in 2018

60

Journalists missing globally
Source: CPJ Data & Research (as of February 1st 2019)
Who We Are

The Board

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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.

Louisa Graham

Director

Walkley Foundation Chief Executive, with a background in media and not-for-profit management.

Colin Tate

Director

Conexus Financial Chief Executive with extensive experience on the boards of not-for-profits.

Olivia Pirie-Griffiths

Executive Director

Experience in campaigns, fundraising and creative strategy.

Advisory Board

Steven Butler

Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York.

The Hon Bob Carr

Started his career as a journalist, became the longest continuously serving Premier in New South Wales (1995-2005), and went on to become Foreign Minister of Australia (2012-2013).

Danny Gilbert AM

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Gilbert + Tobin.

Gerard Ryle

Director of ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), Washington.

Pauline Wright

Executive Director (Treasurer) of the Law Council of Australia, Past President of the Law Society of NSW, and President of NSW Council for Civil Liberties.

Samantha Yorke

Public Policy and Government Affairs at Google Australia.

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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