Organizations

Reporters Without Borders

About Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders is one of the world’s leading non-governmental organization in the defense and promotion of freedom of information. The organization has distinguished itself in China, by its protests during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in Africa, by creating the only independent radio station broadcasting to Eritreans in 2009, in Haiti, by creating a media support center after the January 2010 earthquake, and more recently in Syria by providing training to journalists and bloggers. Every day, Reporters Without Borders issues press releases and reports in French, English, Spanish, Arabic, and Farsi (and often in other languages such as Chinese, Portuguese and Russian) about the state of freedom of information throughout the world and how it is being violated. Its statements in the international media increase public awareness and influence leaders as regards both individual cases and general issues.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns, Activism, Lobbying

Motto

We fight for #PressFreedom all over the world.

Country Offices

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Libya, Sweden, Tunisia, United States

Quickfacts

Founded: 1985
Location (HQ): France
Scope: Global
Focus area: Expression

Does this organisation offer paid Internships?

Yes

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Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.