Reporters Without Borders USA
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There is no freedom without freedom of the press.
Help us defend your fundamental rights
We’ve seen in those times of important political decisions and economic crisis, how much people in America and in the rest of the world need to have access to accurate and diverse information in order to make sound decisions.
This Holiday Season, why not treat yourself by supporting our fight for your right to be informed?
Every New Year ushers in new challenges: surely one of the most critical is to defend press freedom by supporting the rights of journalists worldwide who are being killed, jailed, and harassed just for doing their jobs. Reporters Without Borders has been defending press freedom for over 20 years. Our work -carried out by more than 130 correspondents and a dozen offices worldwide- continues to expand as information and technology influence more and more people around the globe.
A well-known and respected organization
In 2006, Reporters Without Borders received an Emmy award for its work in the defense of worldwide freedom of the press by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In 2005, the European Parliament awarded Reporters Without Borders the prestigious 2005 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for its global contribution to the defense of human rights.
How Reporters Without Borders used its donors’ money in 2008. Here are a few examples. The organization:
helped pay the legal fees of imprisoned Afghan journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, who was sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge by a court in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and is still in jail.
paid the hospital fees of an Iraqi journalist in Syria. She had to be treated at a private clinic in the suburbs of Damascus for internal bleeding because the public hospitals refuse to treat Iraqis with no residence permit.
raised public awareness on human rights violations in China during the run-up to the Olympic Games.
approved urgent financial assistance for journalists and their families who were hit by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated parts of Burma and caused the deaths of at least 22,000 people last May.
donated $1,500 to help pay for the publication in N’Djamena of a "Newspaper of Newspapers", a one-off issue combining most of Chad’s independent weeklies.
made an assistance grant of $2,000 last August to the families of two Georgian journalists -Giga Chikhladze and Alexander Klimchuk- who were shot dead while covering the arrival of Georgian forces in the breakaway province of South Ossetia. The money was to help cover the cost of returning the bodies and other expenses incurred by the grieving families.
Your support would strengthen our efforts to defend freedom of expression - a universal right.
Your donation will:
help journalists jailed in repressive countries get their stories out and benefit from legal assistance;
help to eliminate the impunity of those who murder journalists;
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