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NYT answers call to fight “dirty war on free press”

The New York Times today published an editorial that responds to the Boston Globe's call for outlets across America to publish editorials that denounce President Trump's hostility to the media. "In 2018, some of the most damaging attacks are coming from government officials. Criticizing the news media — for underplaying or overplaying stories, for getting something wrong — is entirely…
Research

A year-long quest for a future for journalists: 9 possibilities

Worried about the future of journalism? Here's nine ways it's going to change.
Feature

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…
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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Chris Flynn

Director

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

Louisa Graham

Director

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

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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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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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