2019 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that monitors and reports on press freedom violations, advocates for policies and practices that defend the safety of journalists, and prepares, protects, and when necessary, extracts journalists working in dangerous situations. This grant provides general operating support for the U.S. chapter, which is one of thirteen regional offices of Reporters Without Borders. The U.S. chapter was founded in 2004 to support detained American journalists and their families, to advocate for stronger policies and protections for the press within the United Nations and Congress, and to bring greater attention to press freedom issues among the media and general public. It is also responsible for monitoring press freedom violations in Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean. General support enables Reporters Without Borders to maintain a strong presence in North America with flexibility to respond to urgent situations and conduct robust monitoring and advocacy activities.
2017 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
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.