News

53 journalist deaths tied to work in 2018

This week the Committee to Protect Journalists released a report that revealed that 53 journalists have died as a result of dangerous work this year. This is the rise from the 2017 figures, which totalled  47 journalist deaths related to their work. The report found that the deadliest country for journalists this year has been Afghanistan. Thirteen journalists were killed,…
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Time Magazine: The war on journalists and truth

Time Magazine has named a collective of journalists their 'Person of the Year' for 2019.  Honourees include murdered journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, imprisoned Reuters journalists U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, Maria Ressa founder of news-startup, Rappler in the Philippines and the staff of the Capital Gazette newspapers in Maryland. The magazine heralds these journalists as guardians of the truth and goes on…
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Hungary: How a free press can die

An insightful article and opinion piece by the New York Times that narrates the gradual decline of media freedom in Hungary after the election of far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban. First, the article. "Hungary’s leading news website, Origo, had a juicy scoop: A top aide to the far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban, had used state money to pay for sizable but…
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.

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

48

Journalists killed in 2018

262

Journalists imprisoned in 2017

60

Journalists missing globally
Source: CPJ Data & Research (as of December 5th, 2018)
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.

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.

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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