The international Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is a lifeline for journalists facing violence, persecution, and threat, or needing medical treatment. It is an example of journalist-to-journalist solidarity, providing immediate relief to those in danger and need around the world.
Media people involved in news gathering, including editors, reporters, translators, camera operators, and drivers all over the world face the risk of violence in their day-to-day work.
The IFJ Safety Fund offers financial assistance in a range of emergency cases such as threats, violence and threats thereof, prosecution, settlement in exile, and illness.
Who can apply for the Fund’s assistance?
Beneficiaries of the Fund can include anyone in the news-reporting business who finds themselves in financial straits because of work-related reasons such as:
- forced exile due to threats at home;
- needing help with legal fees;
- medical expenses for injured journalists and;
- travel costs to cover journeys to safety.
For more information on how to apply for a grant and to find out if you are eligible, go to:Safety Fund – IFJ : The IFJ Safety Fund