About us

We’re the Alliance for
Journalists’ Freedom

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

When journalists are silenced, democracy and human rights suffer. We 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 Australian 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 in the Asia–Pacific

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View our Press Freedom Tracker
A series

Future of Journalism

What does the future of journalism in Australia look like? The disruption to journalism in the next twenty years will likely be greater than we’ve seen in the last twenty. If we don’t know where we are heading, how can we create a pathway to get there? The #FutureofJournalism series explores our options. The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom, in this fortnightly series, interviews leading thinkers on this from around the world.

See the full playlist on YouTube
Who We Are

The Board + Staff

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.

Chris Flynn

Director

Partner at international legal firm White & Case with substantial pro bono work defending human rights.

Peter Wilkinson

Chair

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

Olivia Pirie-Griffiths

Executive Director

Experience in campaigns, government relations, fundraising and creative strategy.

Sheri Mendel

Head of Finance

Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in sales, operations, business development and financial roles.

Bronte Wild

Researcher, Asia–Pacific

Student of Bachelor of Communications: Journalism and Political and Social Sciences at UTS.

Gary Dickson

Volunteer

Research and Project Manager at PIJI and a tutor in Journalism Law and Ethics at Monash University.

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

President-elect of the Law Council of Australia, Past President of both the Law Society of NSW, and the 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.

With light, TRUST

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