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The University of Liverpool is one of the top UK universities, member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities.

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The Worlds of Journalism Study is a cross-national collaborative project assessing the state of journalism in the world through representative surveys with journalists.

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UNESCO is the lead UN Agency for promoting freedom of expression and safety of journalists as part of its mandate to “promote the free flow of ideas by word and image”.

ACOS (A Culture of Safety Alliance)

The ACOS Alliance (A Culture Of Safety Alliance) is a unique global coalition of news organizations, journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalism practices. Its mission is to embed a culture of safety within journalism so that independent media and journalists globally play their essential role in upholding democracy.

As a growing global coalition of 150+ organizations, the Alliance works collaboratively to democratize access to safety training opportunities and resources and enable newsrooms and journalists to meet the standards outlined in the Freelance Journalist Safety Principles - the blueprint of best safety practice endorsed by all ACOS signatories. It facilitates dialogue, collaborations and partnerships that advance innovation, raise standards and create long-term systemic change in journalism safety culture and practice. 

The ACOS Alliance believes that safety is a prerequisite for a strong, independent media - the backbone of democracy. It focuses on the safety of freelance and local journalists because they play an essential role within newsgathering and are the most vulnerable in a profession that is increasingly at risk of violence, threats and harassment. 


2LIVES: Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation

ABC News


Afghan Journalists Safety Committee

Agence France-Presse (AFP)


American Society of Journalists and Authors

Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism

Article 19

Association of European Journalists (Bulgaria)

Association of Freelance Journalists (Kenya)

The Associated Press (AP)

Authority Collective

Ayin Network

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication (BNNRC)

Belarusian Association of Journalists


Black Women Photographers

Blink / Bloomberg

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)

CBS News

The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (Mexico)


Coalition for Women in Journalism

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Danish Union of Journalists

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Ena News Agency

Ethical Journalism Network


European Federation of Journalists

European Journalism Centre

The Everyday Projects

Foreign Correspondents' Club (Hong Kong)

Foro de Periodismo Argentino

Foreign Press Association

Freedom House

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Freelancing for Journalists

Free Press Unlimited (FPU)

Frontline Club

Frontline Freelance Register (FFR)

Frontline Freelance México

The Frontliner (Albania)

Fundación Latitudes/Riesgo Cruzado

Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP)

German Press Agency (DPA)

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Global Journalist Security


Globo TV

The GroundTruth Project

Guardian News and Media Group

Gulf Centre for Human Rights


International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT)

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

International Media Support (IMS)

International News Safety Institute (INSI)

International Press Association of East Africa

International Press Institute (IPI)

International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)


Iraqi Journalists Rights Defense Association

James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (Iraq)

Journalists in Danger (Kazakhstan)

Justice for Journalists

Kyodo News

Maharat Foundation

Marie Colvin Journalists' Network (MCJN)

The Marshall Project


McClatchy DC

Media Action Nepal

Media Council of Kenya

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Media Defence

Medill School of Journalism

Miami Herald

National Geographic Magazine and Partners

National Press Club

National Press Photographers Association

National Union of Journalists-Philippines

NBC News


The New Humanitarian

Norwegian Union of Journalists

NOS News (Netherlands)

Online News Association

Overseas Press Club of America

Overseas Press Club Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation


PEN America

Periodistas de a Pie (Mexico)

PBS Frontline

Photography Ethics Centre

Press Emblem Campaign (Switzerland)

Prison Journalism Project

Public Radio International's The World

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Radio Free Asia

Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues

Reporters Without Borders


Round Earth Media

Rory Peck Trust

Samir Kassir Eyes (SKeyes) Center

Sapan News Network

Security First (UK)

The Signals Network

Society of Professional Journalists

Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)



Talk Africa


Trauma Training for Journalists


Type Investigations

Union of Journalists in Finland

Union of Journalists in Israel

Union of Journalists of South Sudan

USA Today

US Foreign Press Association


Video News (Japan)

The Wall Street Journal

Women Photograph

Women Photojournalists of Washington

Words After War World Fixer

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

Zuma Press


ACOS (A Culture of Safety Alliance)