Over the last two years, killings, imprisonments and abductions of journalists have reached historic highs. These attacks represent a fundamental threat not just to individual news professionals, but to the practice of independent journalism.

Agence France-Presse


American Society of Journalists and Authors

Association of European Journalists (Bulgaria)

The Associated Press

Belarusian Association of Journalists



British Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma

Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (Mexico)

Committee to Protect Journalists

Danish Union of Journalists

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Ena News Agency

European Federation of Journalists

Foreign Correspondents’ Club (Hong Kong)

Foro de Periodismo Argentino

Frontline Club

Frontline Freelance Register

The Frontliner (Albania)

German Press Agency dpa

Global Journalist Security


The GroundTruth Project

Guardian News and Media Group

International Center for Journalists

International Federation of Journalists

International News Safety Institute

International Press Institute

International Women’s Media Foundation

Iraqi Journalists Rights Defense Association

James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (Iraq)

Journalists in Danger (Kazakhstan)


McClatchy DC

Miami Herald

National Press Club

National Press Photographers Association

National Union of Journalists-Philippines


NOS News (Netherlands)

Online News Association

Overseas Press Club of America

Overseas Press Club Foundation

Periodistas de a Pie (Mexico)

PBS Frontline

Press Emblem Campaign (Switzerland)

Public Radio International’s The World

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues

Reporters Without Borders


Round Earth Media

Rory Peck Trust

Security First (UK)

Society of Professional Journalists


Trauma Training for Journalists

Union of Journalists in Israel

USA Today

Vice News

Video News (Japan)

Women Photojournalists of Washington

Words After War

Zuma Press


News Organisations, journalist associations or advocacy groups interested in joining these guidelines should contact David Rohde at Reuters.