Reports Without Borders (Reporters sans Frontières, RSF) has announced its financial and administrative assistance to professional journalists and citizen-journalists who have been the victims of reprisals because of their reporting.
The Assistance Desk of RSF, in cooperation with other NGOs, provides financial and administrative assistance to prosecuted journalists.
The RSF’s grant support includes helping journalists obtain appropriate medical care, assisting with their legal fees, finding a safe refuge, resolving their most urgent needs if they decide to flee abroad and helping families of journalists cope with the consequences of reprisals.
RSF may also support applications for international protection or asylum submitted by professional journalists and citizen-journalists who have fled their countries. RSF will try to document their history and the problems to which they have been exposed and pass on the results of its research to the entities responsible for considering their applications.
RSF however plays no decision-making role in the selection process.
Professional and citizen journalists who are victims of reprisals because of their reporting are qualified to apply for support and are encouraged to visit https://rsf.org/en/individual-support for further information and application.