A Call for Global Safety Principles and Practices - Signatories

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.

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

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 and Communication (BNNRC)

Belarusian Association of Journalists


Black Women Photographers



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

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’ Association of East Africa (FCAEA)

Foreign Correspondents’ Club (Hong Kong)

Foro de Periodismo Argentino

Foreign Press Association

Freedom House

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Free Press Unlimited

Frontline Club

Frontline Freelance Register

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


Global Radio News

Globo TV

The GroundTruth Project

Guardian News and Media Group

Gulf Centre for Human Rights


International Center for Journalists

International Federation of Journalists

International Media Support

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)

Justice for Journalists

Kyodo News

Maharat Foundation

Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network (MCJN)

The Marshall Project


McClatchy DC

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


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)

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 

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)

Women Photograph

Women Photojournalists of Washington

Words After War

World Fixer

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

Zuma Press