About the AJF
The AJF is incorporated as a public not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
Its structure includes a Board and an Advisory Board. Members of both have diverse senior skills and expertise, and are united by their commitment to journalists’ freedom and safety.
The day-to-day operations are managed by an executive director.
The AJF is funded by donations from business and philanthropists on the expressed understanding that the funding is independent of the AJF’s activities. Funding is not sought or received from governments.
The AJF was conceived of by three people: lawyer Chris Flynn, journalist Peter Greste, and strategic communications consultant Peter Wilkinson (also a former journalist). Flynn and Wilkinson worked with the Greste family to free Peter from his 400-day incarceration in Egypt. Subsequently, the three recognised the ongoing threats to the freedom of journalists and of the media more broadly across the South East Asian region.