Press Releases Perugia Declaration for Ukraine – 3 May 2022

Perugia Declaration for Ukraine – 3 May 2022

Perugia Declaration for Ukraine – 3 May 2022

On World Press Freedom Day May 3, 2022, the International Journalism Festival and members and partners of the Global Forum for Media Development call for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine.


Background information about the declaration.

Sign the declaration here.

Posted by: Communications Gfmd | 3. May 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has underlined once again the essential role of independent, ethical journalism in assisting citizens to make life-or-death decisions, informing the world, and holding the powerful to account.

As a powerful antidote to the disinformation and propaganda that characterise hybrid warfare, and as a pillar of democracy upon which other freedoms and rights depend, journalism in Ukraine is undergoing a terrible assault.

The targeting, torturing, and killing of journalists is abhorrent and must be stopped. Those responsible must be held accountable and brought to justice under national and international law. Vicious online attacks against news organisations and individual journalists must also cease. We condemn Russia’s attacks on press freedom and freedom of expression in Ukraine in the strongest possible terms.

The safety and security of all journalists to report freely are essential to ensure that the world understands the reality and facts of the ongoing war, including the humanitarian consequences.

We stand in solidarity with all journalists and independent media covering Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

The greater the threat to Ukrainian journalists’ lives, livelihoods, and ability to do their jobs, the greater will be our efforts to support them. Funding, protective gear, equipment, housing, training, office space in foreign cities, and psychosocial support – we will do everything we can to support our Ukrainian colleagues’ ability to continue reporting and serving the urgent needs of their audiences.

A window of opportunity for journalism and journalists everywhere

In countries with access to independent sources of news, an often sceptical public are recognising the bravery, commitment and professionalism of journalists and media outlets, both Ukrainian and international. Even governments with hostile dispositions to free, independent media are being forced to acknowledge the vital role journalism plays in ensuring that the world sees the invasion of Ukraine for what it is. Tech companies too are waking up to the fact that not all information is equal, and that there is a moral imperative to give due prominence to professional, independent, public interest journalism.

This nascent, new-found and rekindled recognition of journalism’s value among the public and policy makers is fragile. Ukrainian reporters and international journalists reporting from Ukraine have earned a window of opportunity. The greatest leaps of progress are often made in times of crisis. We, collectively, cannot afford to squander it.

For the sake of the immediate future and safety of our Ukrainian colleagues, and the long term viability of independent, public interest journalism everywhere, this is a moment that we all need to rise to.

For the benefit of media and journalists everywhere, we:

  • Insist that states and armed groups must release all imprisoned and kidnapped journalists, including those detained or sentenced under the guise of prohibiting defamation or countering terrorism;
  • Acknowledge that many conflicts and crises have at times not received the united, rapid and sustained response that our collective conscience demands;
  • Affirm that field producers are journalists not “fixers” – their language skills, cultural and regional understanding and strong networks of contacts are crucial to international reporting and deserve the same rights, respect, support, social security and credit as all journalists covering conflicts.
  • Commit to intensifying our efforts to support journalists in conflict zones, in exile, and facing hardship everywhere, including independent media/journalists from Belarus and Russia who have been forced to flee their countries;
  • Russia’s crackdown on dissent; its attacks against press freedom; its intimidation of independent journalism – these actions are forcing journalists who remain committed to truth-telling and free speech into silence or exile. Russian people are being denied access to the truth.

To international media and journalists, we ask that you:

  • Where legally permitted, provide surplus personal protective equipment to organisations able to transport this to Ukraine;
  • Draw attention to the social insecurity of Ukrainian field producers and translators’ who help foreign media by providing them with proper pay, insurance and additional safety guarantees;
  • Wherever possible make safety training available to Ukrainian journalists and to all journalists, including freelancers reporting from Ukraine, and “show the same concern for the welfare and safety of freelancers, local journalists and media workers as they do for their staff” including providing the same protective equipment to Ukrainian colleagues as to international reporters;
  • Open your doors to displaced journalists and newsrooms. Give them somewhere to work from. Hire them if you can afford to;
  • Listen to the calls of Ukrainian colleagues to use appropriate and accurate language when reporting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, consistent with the ethical standards of independent journalism;

To private and public donors and funders of professional journalism, we ask that you

  • Urgently increase and provide flexible financial support to media that produce independent, ethical journalism, enabling them to hire or keep paying reporters, editors, and producers who are reporting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine;
  • When you fund journalism, remember, journalism is a public good. It is an end in itself, a pillar of democracy upon which many other freedoms and rights depend. Do not undermine its independence by seeking to instrumentalise it as a tool of strategic communication or as a means to achieve other development objectives. Treat it with the respect it deserves and follow the well-established best practices and guidance on effective support to journalism;
  • Simplify the process of applying for funding in emergencies: Application forms must be in local languages and should not require large amounts of internet data by requiring numerous files to be uploaded;
  • Ensure that media and journalism are included in all aid coordination mechanisms;
  • Provide support not just for newsrooms, but individual journalists and freelancers from Ukraine, as well as via mechanisms of fellowships or content production projects;
  • Consider providing not only financial support, but also methodological and technical support. This can be the transfer of equipment for affected editors, training or publication of methodological materials.

To the EU, EU member states, members of the Media Freedom Coalition and all states that care about the right to freedom of expression and access to information to

  • Provide emergency visas and safe havens for Ukrainian journalists, as well as an independent journalists from Belarus and Russia, to re-establish their bases of operations and continue reporting;
  • Condemn and push back against the trend of criminalising journalism, a hallmark of creeping authoritarianism in many parts of the world. Journalism is not a crime;
  • Use all multilateral fora to defend the rights of journalists and advance their protection as civilians under international humanitarian law, particularly in the context of Russia’s war on Ukraine;
  • Contribute to all efforts to investigate and bring to justice cases of journalists targeted in this war.

To technology, telecoms, internet intermediaries and advertisers, we ask you to

  • Work with the media and journalism community to identify, protect and uplift* independent, ethical journalism, fact-checking, and media literacy efforts;
  • Prevent automated takedowns of journalistic content documenting evidence of international crimes of aggression, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious human rights violations. These need to be available for journalists, fact-checkers, investigators and other stakeholders to effectively bring perpetrators to account and end impunity. Strengthen transparency and notice procedures, expedite appeal and remedy;
  • Reverse commercial incentives – both through algorithms and content moderation policies – that discriminate against public-interest journalism’s ability to reach audiences and monetise high-quality content;
  • Work with advertisers to stop the use of blacklist technology to block ads from appearing next to journalism and news media stories that mention conflicts like Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic and other critical health and social issues;
  • Deliver internet accessibility to all: prioritise maintaining internet accessibility and connectivity, and promote the right to access information.

We continue to stand in solidarity with all journalists around the world who work in areas of conflict or where freedom of expression is limited, to deliver trusted information in the public interest.

* This sentence and particularly the word “uplift” refers to how algorithms treat journalism, fact checking and media literacy content. It is not intended as a call for funding by internet intermediaries.

The Perugia Declaration for Ukraine was launched on 9 April 2022 at the international Journalism Festival. For more information see:

Signatories (organisations):

  1. ACOS Alliance
  2. Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC)
  3. Ahval News
  4. Albanian Media Institute (AMI)
  5. Anglo-Magyar Training & Media
  6. ARTICLE 19
  7. Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (Abraji)
  8. Association des journalistes européens – France
  9. Association Générale des Journalistes Professionnels de Belgique (AGJPB)
  10. Association Luxembourgeoise des Journalistes Professionnels (ALJP)
  11. Association of Austrian Community Broadcasters
  12. Association of Caribbean Media Workers
  13. Association of Freelance Journalists in Finland (AFJ)
  14. Association of Independent Press (API)
  15. Association of “Independent Regional Publishers of Ukraine” (AIRPU)
  16. Association of Professional Journalists of Albania (APJA)
  17. AW Free Foundation
  18. BaleBengong (Indonesia)
  19. Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)
  20. Baltic Internet Policy Initiative
  21. Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
  23. BBC Media Action
  24. Belarus In Focus Information Office
  25. Belarusian Association of Journalists
  26. Belmont Community Media Center
  27. Blueprint for Free Speech
  28. Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers
  29. Brazilian Newspaper Association (ANJ)
  30. Bundesverband Bürgermedien (bvbm) e. V.
  31. Bylines Networks Limited
  32. Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma
  33. Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF)
  34. CFI Medias
  35. Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)
  36. Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)
  37. Circular Initiatives Roadmap (CIR)
  38. Coda Story
  39. COMMIT – Community Medien Institut
  40. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
  41. Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE)
  42. Community Media Solutions (CMS)
  43. Comunitatea Internet
  45. CREOpoint
  46. Daily Nawa-i-Ahmedpur Sharqia Pakistan
  47. The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
  48. Daraj Media
  49. Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
  51. Detector Media, Ukraine
  52. Deutscher Journalisten-Verband
  53. Deutsche Journalistinnen- und Journalisten-Union (dju) in ver.di
  54. Digital Content Next
  55. DJV Thüringen
  56. Dutch Association of Journalists (NVJ)
  57. DW Akademie
  60. Ethical Journalism Network (EJN)
  61. European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
  62. European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
  63. European Journalism Centre (EJC)
  64. European Press Prize
  65. Fathm
  66. Federación de Asociaciones de Periodistas de España (FAPE)
  67. FeSMC-UGT Agrupación de Periodistas de UGT
  68. Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (Vikes)
  69. Free Press Unlimited (FPU)
  70. Freedom Forum (Nepal)
  71. Fojo Media Institute
  72. Fondation Hirondelle
  73. ForSet (Georgia)
  74. Forum Newspaper SL
  75. Foundation “Souspilnist”, Ukraine
  76. Frontline Freelance Register
  77. Fundación Gabo
  78. Future Makers Team
  79. Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation / Ukrainian Media Fund
  81. Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
  82. Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)
  83. Global Voices Advox
  84. Global Youth & News Media
  85. The GroundTruth Project
  86. Hungarian Press Union
  87. IFEX
  88. Impressum – Swiss Journalist’s Federation
  89. Independent Association of Georgian Journalists
  90. Independent Journalism Center, Moldova
  91. Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia
  92. Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine
  93. Independent Trade Union of Journalist and Media Workers – North Macedonia
  94. Institut Panos Grands Lacs
  95. Institute for Regional Media and Information (IRMI, Ukraine)
  96. Institute of Communication Studies
  97. Institute of Mass Information, Ukraine
  98. International Academy Serbia
  99. International Center for Journalists
  100. International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  101. International Institute – International Media Center
  102. International Media Support (IMS)
  103. International Press Institute (IPI)
  104. Internews
  105. Internews Ukraine
  106. International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)
  107. International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
  108. Investigate Europe
  109. Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union (Russia)
  110. Journalists Trade Union of Azerbaijan
  112. Jnomics Media
  113. Lie Detectors
  114. Lithuanian Journalists Union
  115. Lithuanian National Television and Radio (LRT)
  116. Lviv Media Forum
  118. Macroscope London
  119. Maharat Foundation
  120. Magdalene
  121. Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI)
  122. Media Action Nepal (MAN)
  123. Media Association for Peace (MAP)
  124. MediaConsulting Fund
  125. MediaDataLab
  126. Media Development Investment Fund
  127. Media Diversity Institute (MDI)
  128. Media Impact Funders
  129. Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT)
  130. Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)
  131. MediaLab.NRW
  132. MediaSind – Romanian Trade Union of Journalists
  134. Mensagem de Lisboa
  135. Muwatin Media Network
  136. Namibia Media Trust (NMT)
  137. National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU)
  138. NEO NEWS HD
  139. New Narratives
  140. NewsPrice
  141. Norwegian Union of Journalists
  142. Northern Studio
  143. OBC Transeuropa (OBCT)
  144. One World Media
  145. Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
  146. Ossigeno.Informazione
  147. Outriders
  148. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
  149. Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf)
  150. Paper Trail Media
  151. PEN America
  152. Press Club Brussels Europe
  153. Press Workers Trade Union Cyprus
  154. Project Syndicate
  155. Public Interest Journalism Lab
  156. Public Interest News Foundation
  157. Public Media Alliance (PMA)
  158. Pulitzer Center
  159. Radio Ambulante Studios
  160. Radio Bullets
  161. Refugee Journalism Project
  162. Report for America
  163. Report for the World
  164. Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
  165. RIA Media Corporation (Ukraine)
  166. Ruh Erk Media – Рух Эрк Медиа (Kyrgyzstan)
  167. Rural Media Network Pakistan
  168. Russia Behind Bars
  169. Samir Kassir Foundation – SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom
  170. Searchlight Development Action – Cameroon
  171. Sindicato dos Jornalistas (Portugal)
  172. Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression- SCM
  173. Social Weaver
  174. Society for creative initiative – Rekreakta, Belgrade
  175. Society of Journalists, Warsaw
  176. SOM School Of Media
  177. South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO)
  178. Stowarzyszenie Dziennikarzy Rzeczypospolitej Polskie (SDRP)
  179. Syndicat national de journalistes CGT (SNJ-CGT France)
  180. SyriaUntold
  181. Tanzania Media Practitioners Association
  182. TerminiTV
  183. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  184. THE CITY
  185. The Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA)
  186. The Daily Shahnama
  187. The Fix Media
  188. The Frontline Club (The Frontline Club Charitable Trust)
  189. The Fuller Project
  190. The Ukrainians Media
  191. The VII Foundation
  192. The University of Georgia
  193. Thomson Foundation
  194. Thomson Reuters Foundation
  195. Trade Union of Croatian Journalists
  196. Transitions
  197. Turkish Association of Journalists (GCD)
  198. Uganda Journalist Union (UJU)
  199. Vlaamse Vereniging van Journalisten (VVJ)
  200. Voxeurop
  201. Will Media
  202. Women4europe
  203. World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
  204. World Editors Forum
  205. World Press Freedom Canada
  206. The University of Georgia
  207. Union of Journalists in Finland
  208. Zamaneh Media
  209. (Belarus)

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Signatories (individuals: speakers, attendees and friends of the International Journalism Festival):

  1. Abbas Taleb, Public Relations Director, Muwatin Media Network
  2. Abiodun Salawu, Professor and Research Director, Indigenous Language Media in Africa, North-West University, South Africa
  3. Ahmad Quraishi, Executive Director, Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC)
  4. Aidan O’Rourke, Content Creator, New Europeans
  5. Alan Dench, Director, Clinical Compliance Services
  6. Alan Hick, EU Director, New Europeans International
  7. Alessandro Tommasi, Co-founder and CEO, Will Media
  8. Alia Papageorgiou, President, Press Club Brussels Europe
  9. Alice Taylor, Co-Editor,
  10. Alla Sadovnyk, Journalist, Public broadcasting company of Ukraine
  11. Alvin Sold, Honorary President, European Newspaper Publishers’ Association
  12. Ana Dubeli, Editor in Chief,
  13. Andreï Jvirblis, Board member, Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union (Russia)
  14. Andrii Beliakov, Website Owner, Journalist,
  15. Angelina Fusco, Chair Dart Centre Europe
  16. Anna Masera, Vice Director, Giornale di Brescia
  17. Anna Zdorenko, Managing Editor, ZN.UA
  18. Anne Parry, Segretaria MFE Valpolicella, Movimento Federalista Europeo
  19. Antonina Cherevko, Head of the Independent Media Council, Ukraine
  20. Antonio Zappulla, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  21. Anya Schiffrin, Senior Lecturer, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
  22. Arnold Cassola, Columnist, former MP and former Sec. Gen. of the European Green Party
  23. Artem Liss, Flying Fox Media Ltd.
  24. Assia Chaneva, Editor, Bulgarian National Radio
  25. Astrid Maier, Chief Editor, XING
  26. Barys Haretski, Deputy Chair, Belarusian Association of Journalists
  27. Baybars Orsek, Director, International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)
  28. Benedetta Tobagi, Writer and Researcher
  29. Bill Orme, CEO, Emro Associates
  30. Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School
  31. Carlos Eduardo Huertas, Director, CONNECTAS
  32. Caroline Nursey OBE, Chief Executive Officer, BBC Media Action
  33. Caroline Brown, member, Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrats
  34. Catarina Carvalho, Founder and editor, Mensagem de Lisboa
  35. Charlie Beckett, Director, Polis, LSE
  36. Charlotte Lindberg, Editor/host, Yle (Finnish broadcasting company)
  37. Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director, World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA
  38. Courtney Radsch, Tech and media policy expert
  39. Daniela Pinheiro, Columnist, UOL
  40. Darrin Zammit Lupi, Contractor Photographer, Reuters
  41. David Hoffman, Founder of Internews and Chairman Emeritus of GFMD, Internews
  42. Dilfuza Mirzakhmedova, Director, MediaDataLab
  43. Dmytro Tuzov, host “Radio NV”
  44. Elisabeth Fondren, Assistant Professor of Journalism, St. John’s University New York
  45. Elodie Vialle, Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (Harvard)
  46. Emre Kızılkaya, Editor of and chair of IPI Turkey.
  47. Erick Torrico, Coordinator of Democratic Communication Project, UNIR Bolivia Foundation
  48. Fergus Bell, CEO, Fathm
  49. Floriana Bulfon, Freelance Journalist
  50. Francesca Milano,Chora Media
  51. Francesco Filippi, Historian, Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino
  52. Francesco Zaffarano, Editor-in-chief, Will Media
  53. François Nel, Reader in Media Innovation, University of Central Lancashire
  54. Gabriela Preda, Freelance Journalist
  55. Giangiacomo Ceresara, Communication Specialist, Arriva (Deutsche Bahn)
  56. Gian-Paolo Accardo, Editor-in-chief, Voxeurop
  57. Gilles Demptos, Director for Asia-Pacific, Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA-Asia)
  58. Giulia Blasi, Freelance writer
  59. Grazia Li Greci, Content Specialist, K-agency
  60. Gypsy Guillén Kaiser, Advocacy and Communications Director, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
  61. Heather Bakken, President, World Press Freedom Canada
  62. Ilie Pintea, War Correspondent, Radio România Actualități
  63. India Bouquerel, Editor-in-chief, Live Magazine
  64. Ingrid Hassler, Senior Producer (retired), BBC News
  65. Iryna Savchenko, Program manager regional, Internews
  66. Isabelle Roughol, Founder, Borderline
  67. Ivan Sigal, Executive Director, Global Voices
  68. Jakub Parusinski, Editor, The Fix Media
  69. James Ball, Global Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  70. Jane Fieldsend, Member, New Europeans
  71. Jeanette Seiffert, Coordinator Media Development, DW Academie
  72. Jeffrey Hansell, Executive Director, Belmont Community Media Center
  73. Jennifer Ellis, Director, YW Ltd.
  74. Jessica Ní Mhainín, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Index on Censorship
  75. Jeremy Druker, Executive Director and Editor in Chief, Transitions
  76. Joanna Krawczyk, President of the Board, Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation / Ukrainian Media Fund
  77. John Crowley, Freelance journalist, Independent
  78. Jon Williams, Managing Director, RTÉ News
  79. Jorge Luis Sierra, President, Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers
  80. Joris van Duijne, Executive Director, Zamaneh Media
  81. José Luis Benítez, Independent, Independent media and journalism researcher
  82. Juleyka Lantigua, Founder/CEO, LWC Studios
  83. Dr Julie Posetti, Global Director of Research, ICFJ
  84. Juliet Lodge, Women4europe
  85. Lars Tallert, Head of Policy, Fojo Media Institute
  86. Leli Bibilashvili, Associate Dean, The University of Georgia
  87. Line Wolf Nielsen, Communication Advisor, IMS
  88. Lucy Ekadu, President, Uganda Journalist Union (UJU)
  89. Luis Menéndez, International Delegate, Federación de Asociaciones de Periodistas de España (FAPE)
  90. Joseph Kamanda, Editor, Forum Newspaper SL
  91. Kathy English, Chair of Board, Canadian Journalism Foundation
  92. Kristian Porter, CEO, Public Media Alliance (PMA)
  93. Luc Steinberg, Head of operations, Media Diversity Institute (MDI)
  94. Marina Constantinoiu, Project Coordinator,
  95. Marina Walker Guevara, Pulitzer Center
  96. Mary Myers, independent researcher and media consultant
  97. Mae Azango, New Narratives and Front Page Africa
  98. Marcelo Rech, Journalist, President, Brazilian Newspaper Association (ANJI)
  99. Maria Laura Franciosi, Journalist,
  100. Maria Toghina, Journalist, Radio Romania
  101. Marijana Matovic, Media researcher, Faculty of Political Sciences (University of Belgrade) and Society for creative initiative – Rekreakta
  102. Marius Dragomir, Director, Center for Media, Data & Society (CMDS)
  103. Marko Marković, Director of Communications, NaftogazTeplo
  104. Mattia Cursi, Cameraman, Vudio
  105. Melanie Bunce, Head of the Journalism Department, City University of London
  106. Melanie Walker, Executive Director, Media Development, WAN-IFRA
  107. Michele Palmieri, Freelance Journalist
  108. Milica Pesic, Director, Media Diversity Institute (MDI)
  109. Mira Milosevic, Executive Director, Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
  110. Mushfig Alasgarli, Chairman, Azerbaijan Journalists Trade Union
  111. Naryn Aiyp, Deputy Chief Editor, NazarNews
  112. Natalia Antelava, Editor in Chief, Coda Media
  113. Nataliya Gumenyuk, CEO, Public Interest Journalism Lab
  114. Nataliya Marchuk, Assistant Professor, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Journalism Department
  115. Natia Kaladze, Dean, The University of Georgia
  116. Nino Macharashvili, Director, ForSet (Georgia)
  117. Olaf Steenfadt, Director, Journalism Trust Initiative, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
  118. Olga Myrovych, Head, Lviv Media Forum
  119. Olga Romanova, Founder, Russia Behind Bars
  120. Owais Aslam Ali (Pakistan Press Foundation)
  121. Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor, EU Commission
  122. Prue Clarke, Director, New Narratives
  123. Rachel Danna, Deputy Managing Editor, Project Syndicate
  124. Rasha Abdulla, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, The American University in Cairo
  125. Rebecca Harms,Vice Chair, ECPMF
  126. Remzi Lani, Director, Albanian Media Institute
  127. Ricardo Corredor Cure, Chairman GFMD (2016-2021)
  128. Ricardo Gutiérrez, General Secretary, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
  129. Rob Walker, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia
  130. Robin Wilson, Editor-in-chief, Social Europe
  131. Roger Casale, Secretary General, New Europeans International
  132. Sally Morgan, Vice-Chair, European Movement Wandsworth and Merton
  133. Sameer Padania, Director, Macroscope London
  134. Sebastian Scholz, Executive Director, DJV Thüringen
  135. Sergio Caringi, Director, Meeting with the International Press in Brazil
  136. Shawn McCarthy, Vice President, World Press Freedom Canada
  137. Silvia Boccardi, Journalist, Will Media
  138. Sophie Brown, Media consultant, Independent
  139. Stella Roque, Director of Community Engagement, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
  140. Steve Buckley, Community Media Solutions (CMS)
  141. Sudeshna Chanda, Program Officer, Zamaneh Media
  142. Taranath Dahal, CEO & Founder, Freedom Forum (Nepal)
  143. Taras Prokopyshyn, CEO and Co-Founder, The Ukrainians Media
  144. Tarik Jusic, Lecturer, University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
  145. Tom Law, Head of Policy and Learning, GFMD
  146. Tom Trewinnard, COO, Fathm
  147. Vasyl Stefanyk, Precarpathian National University, Journalism Department
  148. Victoria Bridges, Director, One World Media
  149. Victoria Oscarsson, Journalist, Yle (Finnish broadcasting company)
  150. Vincent Peyrègne, Chief Executive Officer, WAN-IFRA
  151. Virginia Stagni, Head of Business Development, Financial Times
  152. Vivienne Francis, Director, Refugee Journalism Project
  153. Vusumuzi Sifile, Executive Director, Panos Institute Southern Africa
  154. Wayne Robins, Adjunct Professor, St. John’s University
  155. Xanthe Scharff, Co-founder and CEO, The Fuller Project
  156. Yavuz Baydar, Editor-in-Chief, Ahval News
  157. Yazan Badran, Visiting professor, postdoctoral researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  158. Zaneta Trajkoska, Director, Institute of Communication Studies
  159. Zakhar Protsiuk, The Fix Media
  160. Zoe Titus, Director, Namibia Media Trust

More than 150 journalists and other private individuals have also supported this declaration. In order to protect their privacy, their names have not been added to the list.

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