Press Freedom Organisations

1 October 2004

Listed 8 International Organisations Working on Press Freedom Issues

WORLD ASSOCIATION OF NEWSPAPERS

Mission:
-Defending and promoting press freedom - and the economic independence of newspapers
-Developing newspaper publishing world-wide: information and idea exchange on producing better and more profitable newspapers
-Representing the industry in all international discussions on media issues: protecting the professional and business interests of newspapers
http://www.wan-press.org

ARTICLE 19 (LONDON, UK)
Named after Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this group works worldwide to combat censorship by promoting freedom of expression and access to official information. http://www.article19.org

COMMITTEE FOR THE PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS (NEW YORK, USA)
A non profit, non partisan organization dedicated to the global defense of press freedom. http://www.cpj.org

COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Devoted to the promotion of freedom of expression in Europe. http://www.coe.int/T/E/Human_rights/

INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION EXCHANGE (TORONTO, CANADA)
IFEXs weekly webzine with the latest news from around the world on freedom of expression victories and violations. http://www.ifex.org

INTERNATIONAL PRESS INSTITUTE
The latest news from the International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, dedicated to freedom of the press and improving the standards and practises of journalism. http://www.freemedia.at

MEDIA INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MISA)
Founded in 1992 and based in Windhoek, Namibia, MISA focuses on the promotion of free, independent and pluralistic media, the free flow of information and cooperation between journalists to nurture democracy and human rights in Africa. It monitors press freedom, conducts research on impediments to freedom of information and brings together media workers to share ideas on the problems facing the press. Its site provides links to African newspapers, international press and human rights organisations.http://www.misanet.org

REPORTERS SANS FRONTIRES
Organization which reports information about the progress realized all over the world for the press freedom. http://www.rsf.fr

See also regional organisations:
http://www.cjes.ru

www.cascfen.org
www.juhiaz.org
www.iagj.org.ge
www.anesmica.org
www.pajkg.org
www.nansmit.org
www.erkintm.org
www.freeuz.org
www.ozodovoz.org

Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/press-freedom-organisations