Statement of support for Ukraine and Ukrainian journalists
A woman holds burning flares which make smoke in the Ukrainian colours of blue and yellow as several hundred residents came out to show their support for Ukraine and to say ‘no’ to Russia’s invasion. Photo courtesy of Article 19

Justice for Journalists Foundation (JFJ) and the undersigned organisations, stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, but particularly Ukrainian journalists who now find themselves at the frontlines of a large-scale European war.

We unilaterally condemn the violence and aggression that puts thousands of our colleagues all over Ukraine in grave danger.

We call on the international community to provide any possible assistance to those who are taking on the brave role of reporting from the war zone that is now Ukraine. 

We condemn the physical violence, the cyberattacks, disinformation and all other weapons employed by the aggressor against the free and democratic Ukrainian press. 

We also stand in solidarity with independent Russian media who continue to report the truth in unprecedented conditions.

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  1. Justice for Journalists Foundation 
  2. Index on Censorship
  3. International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech “Adil Soz” 
  4. International Media Support (IMS)
  5. Yerevan Press Club 
  7. Free Press Unlimited
  8. Human Rights Center “Viasna”
  9. Albanian Helsinki Committee
  10.  Media Rights Group, Azerbaijan 
  11.  European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
  12.  Association of European Journalists
  13.  School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia 
  14. Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan
  15.  Reporters Without Borders, RSF
  16.  Association of Independent Press of Moldova, API 
  17.  Public Association “Dignity”, Kazakhstan
  18.  PEN International 
  19.  Human Rights House Foundation, Norway
  20.  IFEX
  21.  UNITED for Intercultural Action
  22.  Human Rights House Yerevan
  23.  Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor, Armenia
  24.  Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Norway
  25.  Society of Journalists, Warsaw
  26.  The Swedish OSCE-network
  27.  Hungarian Helsinki Committee 
  28.  Legal policy research centre, Kazakhstan
  29.  Public Foundation Notabene – Tajikistan 
  30.  HR NGO “Citizens’ Watch – St. Petersburg, Russia
  31.  English PEN
  32.  Public organization “Dawn” – Tajikistan
  33.  International Press Institute (IPI)
  34.  The Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan 
  35.  ARTICLE 19
  36.  Human Rights House Tbilisi
  37.  Rights Georgia
  38.  Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center. Azerbaijan
  39.  International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
  40.  Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
  41.  Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
  42.  International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
  43.  European Federation of Journalists
  44.  Social Media Development Center, Georgia
  45. Populus Rei, Georgia 
  46.  OBC Transeuropa
  47.  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  48.  Journalists Union YENI NESIL, Azerbaijan
  49.  Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) , Istanbul
  50.  Baku Press Club 
  51.  Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development Premium Times
  52. Union Sapari
  53. The Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ)
  54.  Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, Armenia 
  57.  CFDT-Journalistes
  58.  Belarusian Association of Journalists 
  59.  SafeJournalists network
  60.  Association of Journalists of Kosovo
  61.  Association of Journalists of Macedonia
  62.  BH Journalists Association
  63.  Croatian Journalists’ Association
  64.  Independent Journalists Association of Serbia
  65.  Trade Union of Media of Montenegro
  66.  Analytical Center for Central Asia (ACCA)
  67.  Trade Union of Croatian Journalists 
  68.  European Press Prize
  69.  Ethical Journalism Network
  70.  European Journalism Centre 
  71.  Slovene Association of Journalists
  72.  Investigative Studios
  73.  PEN Belarus
  74.  Public Media Alliance (PMA)
  75.  Estonian Association of Journalists
  76. Federación de Sindicatos de Periodistas (FeSP) (Spain)
  77. DJV, German Journalist Federation  
  78. Free Russia Foundation   
  79.  Association for Human Rights in Central Asia – AHRCA 
  80. “Human Rights Consulting Group” Public Foundation, Kazakhstan
  81.  Committee to Protect Journalists
  82.  Ski Club of International Journalists (SCIJ)
  83.  Women In Journalism Institute, Canada – associate of CFWIJ
  84.  Romanian Trade Union of Journalists MediaSind
  85.  Romanian Federation Culture and Mass-Media FAIR, MediaSind
  86.  New Generation of Human Rights Defenders Coalition, Kazakhstan
  87.  Coalition for the Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Activists, Kazakhstan
  88. Legal policy Research Centre, Kazakhstan 
  89.  Eurasian Digital Foundation, Kazakhstan
  90.  Legal Analysis and Research Public Union, Azerbaijan
  91.  German Journalists Union
  92.  Digital Rights Expert Group, Kazakhstan
  93.  Bella Fox, LRT/Bellarus Media, Lithuania
  94.  Syndicat national des journalistes CGT (SNJ-CGT), France
  95.  Karin Wenk, Editor in Chief Menschen Machen Medien
  96.  Press Emblem Campaign 
  97.  Federacion de Servicios, Consumo y Movilidad (FeSMC) – UGT (Spain)   
  98.  Sindicato dos Jornalistas, Portugal
  99.  International media project Август2020/August2020 (, Belarus
  100.  Independent Association of Georgian Journalists (
  101. Independent Trade Union of Journalists and Media Workers, Macedonia
  102. Foreign Policy Centre
  103. Zlatko Herljević, croatian journalist, lecturer of journalism at University VERN, Zagreb, Croatia
  104. Independent Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union (JMWU), Russia
  105. The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
  106. Hungarian Press Union (HPU), Hungary
  107. Lithuanian Journalists Union
  108. National Union of Journalists UK & Ireland 
  109. Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana (Italy)
  110. Dutch Association of Journalists (NVJ) 
  111. Uzbek Forum for Human Rights
  112. Association of Journalists, Turkey
  113. Slovak Syndicate of Journalist, Slovakia
  114. GAMAG Europe (European Chapter of the Global Alliance for Media and Gender)
  115. Slovenian Union of Journalists (SNS)
  116. Federación de Asociaciones de Periodistas de España (FAPE)
  117. Syndicate of Journalists of Czech Republic
  118. 360 Degrees, Media outlet, North Macedonia
  119. Frontline, Skopje, North Macedonia
  120. Community Media Solutions (UK)
  121. The Norwegian Union of Journalists, Norway
  122. Rentgen Media ( Kyrgyz Republic)
  123. Union of Journalists in Finland (UJF)
  124. Syndicat National des Journalistes (SNJ), France
  125. The Swedish Union of Journalists, Sweden
  126. Asociación Nacional de Informadores de la Salud. ANIS. España
  127. Association Générale des Journalistes professionnels de Belgique (AGJPB/AVBB)
  128. Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM), North Macedonia  
  129. Lithuanian Journalism Centre, Lithuania
  130. Club Internacional de Prensa (CIP), España
  131. Periodical and Electronic Press Union
  132. Fojo Media Institute, Sweden
  133. Mediacentar Sarajevo 
  134. Media Diversity Institute
  135. Impressum – les journalistes suisses
  136. Agrupación de Periodistas FSC-CCOO
  137. South East European Network for Profession­alization of Media (SEENPM)
  138. TGS, Turkey
  139. Investigative Journalism Center, Croatia
  140.  Verband Albanischer Berufsjournalisten der Diaspora, Schweiz
  141. IlijašNet
  142. Journalists Union of Macedonia and Thrace (Greece)
  143. The Union of Journalists of Armenia (UJA) 
  144. Associació de Periodistes Europeus de Catalunya (APEC)
  145. International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR)
  146. FREELENS e.V. – German Association of Photojournalists & Photographers
  147. LawTransform (CMI-UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation, Bergen, Norway)
  148. Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication
  149. Platform for Independent Journalism (P24), Turkey
  150. Novi Sad School of Journalism (Serbia) 
  151. Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya (Catalunya)
  152. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), UK 
  153. World Association for Christian Communication (WACC)
  154. Legal Education Society (Azerbaijan) 
  155. Ican Kurdistan Network-IKN
  156. SYNDICOMSyndicom, syndicat suisse des médias 
  157. Media Development Center (Bulgaria)
  158. Rights in Russia, UK

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