Marie Colvin in Tahrir Square, Cairo


This is a list of organisations that offer support to journalists worldwide.

Arab female journalists looking for more bespoke advice and assistance are welcome to contact us here about becoming a MCJN member.

Access Now

Access Now defends and extends the digital rights of people and communities at risk. By combining direct technical support, strategic advocacy, grassroots grantmaking, and convenings such as RightsCon, they fight for human rights in the digital age.

#Digital security

ACOS Alliance

ACOS Alliance is a coalition of news organisations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices.


Advocacy Assembly

Advocacy Assembly is a free learning community for human rights activists and journalists. it is a collaborative space where training organisations from around the world can upload their training material and reach new audiences.


Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)

Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) supports independent journalism in Arabic media through funding investigative projects, and offering training and media coaching.


BBC Academy

The BBC Academy provides free online training to the wider public on journalism and media production and technology.



Blink is a global network linking media professional and companies.

#Job opportunities

Cyber Arabs

Cyber Arabs is an Arabic-language resource for digital security, providing essential advice and news on apps to protect your communication online.

#Digital security

Dalil Digital Platform


#Digital security

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EMHRF)

EMHRF aims at providing flexible financial assistance to regional, national and local human rights NGOs and institutes as well as individuals who promote, support, protect and monitor the observance of human rights in the South-Mediterranean region.

#Emergency aid

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

ECPMF  promotes, preserves and defends media freedom by monitoring violations, providing practical support and engaging diverse stakeholders across Europe.

#Emergency aid #Journalism

Free Press Unlimited

Free Press Unlimited supports local media professionals and journalists, particularly in countries with limited (press) freedom.

#Emergency aid

Frontline Defenders

FLD works to improve the security and protection of human rights defenders and organisations around the world at risk for their peaceful and legitimate human rights work.

#Emergency aid

Fund for Investigative Journalism

The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support to independent journalists and news organisations to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.

#Job opportunities

Global Investigative Journalism Network

The Global Investigative Journalism Network serves as the international hub for the world’s investigative reporters.


Google News Initiative

Google News Initiative is offering a free course for journalists that provides time-saving methods to help verify the authenticity and accuracy of images, videos and reports you find on social media and elsewhere online.

#COVID-19 #Journalism


The International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) is an independent organisation of cities and regions offering shelter to writers and artists at risk, advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity.

International Center for Journalists

International Center for Journalists provide training, mentoring, fellowships and financial support in investigative journalism, critical-issues reporting, media innovation and more.


International News Safety Institute (INSI)

INSI provides basic safety training to over 2,000 news media personnel in 30 countries. It also specialises in courses for women journalists working in hostile environments.

#Field health and safety

IWMF Journalism Relief Fund

The IWMF's Journalism Relief Fund is open to women-identifying journalists in dire straits - journalists who have faced significant financial hardship, lost work, were recently laid off or who urgently need assistance to avoid severe, irreversible outcomes.

#Emergency aid

IWPR (Institute for War and Peace Reporting)

The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) supports local reporters and activists in countries in conflict and transition. It aims to strengthen the ability of media to speak out through training and mentoring.


Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)

Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) provides legal help for journalists, bloggers and independent media across the world. It has funded the defence of hundreds of journalists and secured 'wins' in the vast majority of cases.

#Digital security

Online Violence Response Hub

This Hub is a resource centre where women journalists can come to find the latest information on online abuse and harassment. From psychosocial trauma response to the latest digital safety guides, the Hub puts everything in one place.

#Digital security


Whether you’re experiencing or witnessing online abuse, this Field Manual offers concrete strategies for how to defend yourself and others

#Digital security


This training is an introduction to best practices in digital journalism. Using compelling images, and hands-on how-to’s, the course offers valuable insight in four modules that tackle Digital Newsgathering, Verification and Reporting, Publishing Effectively on Social Media, and Wellness and Resilience.


Rory Peck Trust

The Rory Peck Trust provides practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide, assisting them in times of crisis and helping them to work more safely and professionally.

#Emergency aid #Field health and safety

Security in a Box

Security in-a-Box is a guide to digital security for activists and human rights defenders, offering advice on how to use social networking platforms and mobile phones more safely.

#Digital security

Social Media Exchange (SMEX)

Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a Lebanese media advocacy and development organization. It addresses urgent needs in the Arab information society through courses, advocacy campaigns and internet rights research.


The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) is a legal institution with lawyers and researchers to defend freedom of expression in Egypt and the Arab world.

#Digital security

The Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR)

This CGHR Practitioner Paper series, by and for practitioners, provides a space to consolidate, reflect upon, and share knowledge of human rights in the digital age.


The Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.

#COVID-19 #Field health and safety

The DART Center for Journalism and Trauma

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is a resource centre and global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy.

#Psychological health and trauma

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights is an NGO that documents human rights abuses and supports media freedoms.

#Digital security

The International Journalists’ Network (IJNET)

The International Journalists' Network (IJNet) delivers the latest on global media innovation, news apps and tools, training opportunities and expert advice for professional and citizen journalists worldwide.


The Samir Kassir Foundation

is a non-profit civic organisation, working within civil society and cultural circles to spread democratic culture in Lebanon and the Arab world.

#Digital security

Thomson Foundation

Thomson Foundation are experts on journalism matters providing expertise for journalists by journalists with training and digital solutions.


Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.


World Fixer

World Fixer is a global database where you can register your contact details if you wish to work as a field fixer for foreign crews in your own country.

#Job opportunities