Resources


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.


ACOS Alliance Freelancer contract templates

In partnership with the Frontline Freelance Register and with the legal support of The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, have developed a template agreement and two supportive documents for freelance journalists.

#journalism

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.

#journalism

Arab Data Journalists Network

Arab Data Journalists Network

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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.

#journalism

BBC Academy

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

#journalism

BLINK

Blink is a global network linking media professional and companies.

#job opportunities

Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the coronavirus pandemic

#COVID-19 #Field health and safety

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

FirstDraft

Coronavirus resources for reporters

#COVID-19 #journalism

Freelance Audio Fund

The Freelance Audio Fund was established to provide emergency relief to the professional audio community impacted by COVID-19.

#COVID-19 #Emergency aid

Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders aims to protect human rights defenders at risk, and people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

#Emergency aid

Fund for Investigative Journalism

This Coronavirus Rolling Grant is specific for U.S. based Freelancers

#COVID-19 #job opportunities

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Investigative Journalism on the COVID-19 Crisis

#COVID-19 #journalism

Google News Initiatives

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

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.

#COVID-19 #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.

#journalism

International Center for Journalists

Covering COVID-19: Resources for Journalists

#COVID-19 #journalism

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

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide, through programmes and grants to empower women journalists to become leaders in the news industry.

#scholarships and bursaries

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.

#legal aid

National Geographic

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND FOR JOURNALISTS

#COVID-19 #Emergency aid

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.

#Field health and safety

Rory Peck Trust-COVID-19 Fund

As the pandemic spreads, COVID-19 is significantly impacting the livelihoods of freelance journalists around the world. Rory Peck Trust launched a support fund.

#COVID-19 #Emergency aid

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.

#journalism

Storyhunter

Video Production Guidelines During The COVID-19 Outbreak

#COVID-19 #journalism

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.

#legal aid

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.

#journalism

The Committee to Protect Journalists

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

#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 Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS)

The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) is an NGO that aims to provide legal and economic reform to the Egyptian legal system.

#legal aid

The Engine Room

The Engine Room helps activists, organisations, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact.

#journalism

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights

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

#legal aid

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.

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The Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)

works to fight violations against media freedoms.

#legal aid

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.

#legal aid

Thomson Foundation

Thomson Foundation provides editors and journalists with a need-to-know checklist of good journalism practice and ethics.

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Thomson Foundation

Thomson Foundation has teamed up with a range of specialist partners to produce a series of free, online courses to help journalists with the challenges of covering coronavirus

#COVID-19 #journalism

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

ٍReporters Committee

Press freedom and government transparency during COVID-19

#COVID-19 #journalism