IFJ Assistance

04 July 2013

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) provides assistance to media professionals, covering all aspects of their safety.

The IFJ assistance includes :

Representation: The IFJ can make representation to governments, regional and international organisations on behalf of journalists who need protection;

Information and advice: The IFJ monitors the situation of press freedom; especially in crisis situations. All up to date information and advice will be made available for journalists travelling or working in a country affected by the crisis.

Safe House: The IFJ either runs or works with organisations such as the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) running safe houses to provide safe accommodation to journalists whose safety is compromised in their own countries or regions.

Secure communications: It is very important for journalists caught up in a dangerous situation to be able to exchange information in a fast, reliable and secure manner. When necessary, the Federation also provides reliable communications equipment available to journalists, free of charge.

Physical Safety: The International Committe of the Red Cross (ICRC) operates a hotline enabling journalists, their families and the media organisations they work for to request assistance if they are wounded, detained or missing. For detailed information, please visit: https://www.icrc.org/en/publication/0394-hotline-assistance-journalists-dangerous-assignments