Grantee Profile

Reporters Without Borders USA

Grants to Reporters Without Borders USA

  • $100,000

    2017 (Duration 2 years)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reporters Without Borders was established in Paris, France in 1985 to promote and defend press freedom worldwide. It maintains 11 international offices and is known for its annual World Press Freedom Index and its advocacy on behalf of journalists facing emergency or hostage situations. The USA/North America chapter was formed in 2004, and has been an effective and complementary partner to American press freedom organizations, particularly in addressing the safety concerns of American journalists working abroad. General operating support for Reporters Without Borders USA enables this small but highly regarded staff to respond to the challenges facing press freedom in the United States as well as to assist and advocate for the release of detained American journalists in other parts of the world.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Reporters Without Borders USA $100,000 between 1978 and 2018.