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AJF Collaborates with Top University on Research

Journalism freedom fighter Professor Peter Greste is spearheading a unique research collaboration to protect media independence, the role of the media in democracy, and the safety of journalists. The University of Queensland and the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (AJF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research projects about many aspects of media freedom. Professor Greste, who is also…
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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.
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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,…
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We’re the Alliance for
Journalists’ Freedom

The Public’s Right to Know: The AJF promotes press freedom worldwide and the right of journalists to report the news in freedom and safety. This includes scrutinising people in power, in government and in business.

When journalists are silenced, democracy and human rights suffer.

By protecting journalists, the AJF protects freedom of expression, a cornerstone of democracy and human rights.

The AJF works to ensure the free flow of news and fair and balanced commentary, through action and advocacy wherever journalists are censored, attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, or harassed.

About us

We’re the Alliance for
Journalists’ Freedom

The Public’s Right to Know: The AJF promotes press freedom worldwide and the right of journalists to report the news in freedom and safety. This includes scrutinising people in power, in government and in business.

When journalists are silenced, democracy and human rights suffer.

By protecting journalists, the AJF protects freedom of expression, a cornerstone of democracy and human rights.

The AJF works to ensure the free flow of news and fair and balanced commentary, through action and advocacy wherever journalists are censored, attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, or harassed.

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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