• AMARC Home Page-- Site of the
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters,
with information on community radio available in
English, French, and Spanish.
• Amnesty International-- One of
the world's largest international voluntary
organizations dealing with human rights and political
repression, including government treatment of
journalists. The Annual Report is available
online, in addition to other studies and news reports,
especially human rights information by country and
topic. Large library, media center, and educational
19: the Global Campaign for Free Expression--
From a British NGO that promotes freedom of expression
around the world, information about the group's
activities and many studies on the status of freedom
of expression, particularly in the mass media and in
dictatorships and new democracies.
• Committee to Protect Journalists-- Nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that monitors abuses against the press and promotes press freedom around the world. Copious news alerts, documentation, special reports, country reports, database, and denunciations, plus the annual Global Impunity Index, which "spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free."
• European Journalism Centre--
"Independent, international, non-profit institute
dedicated to the highest standards in journalism,
primarily through the further training of journalists
and media professionals. Building on its extensive
international network, the Centre operates as a
facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training
projects." Fine source for information and analysis
about journalism in Europe, with country profiles.
• Freedom House-- Many online studies ranking countries on
measures of freedom, such as the annual "Freedom of
the Press," the annual "Freedom in the World,"
informative backgrounders and other publications, are
offered by this nonprofit, nonpartisan U.S.
organization dedicated to promoting democracy around
site is a one-stop portal that describes best
practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains
campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts
of freedom of information advocates around the world.
It contains crucial information on freedom of
information laws and how they were drafted and
implemented, including how various provisions have
worked in practice." Contains country profiles.
• Global Journalist-- From the
School of Journalism of the University of Missouri, a
fine site on international media and freedom of
expression issues around the world, with text, video,
and audio files from the radio program "Global
• Human Rights Watch-- Dedicated
to protecting the human rights of people around the
world, by investigating and exposing human rights
violations and holding abusers accountable. Many
reports online, including the annual World Report,
with chapters by country
• Index on Censorship-- "An international organisation that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression... we fight for free speech around the world, challenging censorship whenever and wherever it occurs." Features "interviews, monitoring, reports and in-depth policy analysis from around the world."
• Institute for War and Peace Reporting-- "Helps people in the world's most challenging environments have the information they need to drive positive changes in their lives — holding government to account, demanding constructive solutions, strengthening civil society and securing human rights." Posts news, analysis, reports, local media programs, and more from conflict zones worldwide.
• Inter-American Press Association-- Prestigious "non-profit organization dedicated to defending freedom of expression and of the press throughout the Americas." Reports, press releases, and news on press freedom in the countries of the Western Hemisphere.
• International Consortium of Investigative Journalists-- "Global network of 185 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories," with profiles of its many investigative projects worldwide. Site posts news, case studies, resources, and tips about international investigative reporting.
• International Federation of
Journalists-- The world's largest organization
of journalists, based in Brussels, Belgium, posting
publications, activities, and news items.
• International Freedom of Expression
Exchange-- Network of non-governmental
organizations around the world that monitors free
expression and press freedom violations worldwide.
Posts alerts to freedom of expression violations, news
stories, and more, by issue and region.
Safety Institute-- Based in Brussels, a
"non-governmental organisation dedicated to the safety
of journalists and media staff and committed to
fighting the persecution of journalists everywhere...
a coalition of media organisations, press freedom
groups, unions and humanitarian campaigners working to
create a culture of safety in media in all corners of
the world." Posts news, statistics, and reports on
Institute-- "Global network of editors, media
executives and leading journalists... dedicated to the
furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom, the
protection of freedom of opinion and expression, the
promotion of the free flow of news and information,
and the improvement of the practices of journalism."
Posts world news related to freedom of the press,
public statements and conferences, and special and
country reports. Note the international Media
Laws Database, "aimed
at cataloguing legal provisions affecting freedom of
the press and expression
on a country-by-country basis."
• International Women’s Media
Foundation-- "Vibrant global network dedicated
to strengthening the role of women in the news media
worldwide as a means to further freedom of the press."
Posts news, blogs, reports, and other publications
about women in the media worldwide, as part of its
networking, leadership, training, and advocacy work.
• Knight Center for Journalism in the
Americas-- At the University of Texas at Austin,
this Center maintains a professional training and
outreach program for journalists in Latin America and
the Caribbean and posts news and analysis of
journalism in those regions, including with a blog and
• National Press Club-- In Washington, D.C., a "private association of members of the journalism and public relations community" and "the world's leading professional organization for journalists." Posts videos of luncheon speakers and other materials about current issues.
• Reporters Without Borders-- A
prestigious and well-connected NGO that vigorously
defends press freedom worldwide, posting information
about press freedom, based on multiple measures. Note
especially the annual World Press Freedom Index.
• State of the News Media-- Annual report on the situation of the news media in the United States, by media type and featuring special reports, from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
• WikiLeaks-- "Independent global group of people with a long standing dedication to the idea of a free press and the improved transparency in society that comes from this." Publishes a huge quantity of leaked and usually classified or restricted material from official government sources and large corporations around the world, often alongside related news stories. Well-organized and easily searched.
• World Association of
Newspapers and News Publishers-- "Global
organisation of the world’s press... the indispensable
partner of newspapers and the entire news publishing
industry worldwide, particularly our members, in the
defence and promotion of press freedom, quality
journalism and editorial integrity and the development
of prosperous businesses and technology." Many
publications on trends and issues in both online and
printed news and in the news business