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João Miranda do Carmo
Khaled Eissa
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Aung Kyaw Naing, "Par Gyi"
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Abdirizak Ali Abdi
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Abdulrazak Hashim Ayal al-Khakani
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José Agustín Silvestre de los Santos
Tim Lopes
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Carlos Salgado
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Gustavo Rafael Ruiz Cantillo
Gebran Tueni
Martin O'Hagan
James Foley
Pierre Anceaux
Ismail Amin Ali
Ricardo de Mello
Salvador Adame Pardo
Pirimkul Sattori
Amado Ramírez Dillanes
Juan Camilo Restrepo Guerra
Selvarajah Rajeewarnam
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Abdelhamid Yahiaoui
Philip True
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Miguel Pérez Julca
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Jassim al-Batat
Fabien Fortuné Bitoumbo
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Faisal Arefin Dipan
Rico Ramirez
Robert Stevens
Rafed Mahmoud Said al-Anbagy
Harry Yansaneh
Ahmad Sha'ban
Jesús Abel Bueno León
Said Mekbel
Wilson Ndayambadje
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Dalia Marko
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Farhan Jeemis Abdulle
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Alaa Edward Butros
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Naïma Hammouda
Abdiaziz Ali
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Manoel Leal de Oliveira
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Benjamín Flores González
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Carlos Cardoso
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Rolando "Dodong" Morales
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Manuel Martínez Espinoza
Ibrahim Abd al-Qader
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Leslie Ann Pamela Montenegro del Real
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Gabrielle Marian Hulsen
Mustafa Abdul Hassa
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Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz
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Khaled al-Attar
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Paranirupasingham Devakumar
Jamal Abdul-Nasser Sami
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Subash Chandraboas
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Ernesto Acero Cadena
Satoru Someya
Kawa Garmyane
Dina Mohammed Hassan
Erol Akgun
Othman al-Mashhadani
Alfredo Antonio Hurtado Núñez
Okezie Amaruben
Wisut "Ae" Tangwittayaporn
Abdul Manan Arghand
Nahúm Palacios Arteaga
Mafaldo Bezerra Goes
Herliyanto
Musa Anter
James Ogogo
Sylvain Gagnetau Lago
Martín La Rotta
Adel Naji al-Mansouri
María Carlin Fernández
Kenji Goto
Maricel Vigo
Ahmed Riyadh al-Karbouli
Muftah al-Qatrani
Nelson Carvajal Carvajal
Regina Martínez Pérez
Djalma Santos da Conceição
Dolores Guadalupe García Escamilla
Ridwan Salamun
Enzo Baldoni
Leobardo Vázquez Atzin
Ferhat Tepe
Ahmed Addow Anshur
Viktor Nikulin
Norberto Miranda Madrid
Bayo Ohu
Yusuf Ahmed Abukar
Julio Hernando Palacios Sánchez
Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif
Smail Sbaghdi
Dona St. Plite
Hassan Osman Abdi
Abdul-Rahim Nasrallah al-Shimari
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Kutlu Adali
Orhan Dzhemal
Ivo Pukanic
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Allaoua Ait M'barak
Chou Chetharith
Luke Somers
Mohamed Isaq
Mohammed Karim al-Badrani
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Kate Peyton
Noufel al-Shimari
Olivier Quemener
Jolito Evardo
Yar Mohammad Tokhi
Djamel Ziater
Ghulam Rasool Birhamani
Gerald Fischman
Mustafa Abada
Rafael Enrique Prins Velásquez
Edgar Lopes de Faria
Ali Jaafar
Aysel Malkac
Zukhuruddin Suyari
Jorge Enrique Urbano Sánchez
Aleh Byabenin
Amer Malallah al-Rashidi
Mohammed Haroon
Olimjon Yorasonov
Kemal Kilic
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Sayomchai Vijitwittayapong
Edgar Pantaleón Fernández Fleitas
Elmar Huseynov
Eliseo Barrón Hernández
Georgy Gongadze
Mohamed Mohamud
Carlos José Guadamuz
Bashiir Noor Gedi
Abdel Karim al-Rubai
Khem Sambo
Ahmed Hussein Al-Maliki
Anak Agung Prabangsa
So'oud Muzahim al-Shoumari
Athiwat Chaiyanurat
Gabriel Cruz Díaz
Gratien Karambizi
Hamid Abed Sarhan
Sheikh Nur Mohamed Abkey
Ulf Strömberg
Musa Mohamed
Rakesh Sharma
Ján Kuciak
Yasmina Brikh
Christian Gregorio Poveda Ruiz
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Ayub Khattak
Igor Domnikov
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Rajdev Ranjan
Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz Garay
Feng Zhaoxia
Magomed Yevloyev
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Jhoy Duhay
Sheikh Belaluddin
Serge Maheshe
Mohyedin Alempour
José Luis Ortega Mata
Veeraboina Yadagiri
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Rubylita Garcia
Philippe Honoré
Ugur Mumcu
Danilo Vergara
Miran Krovatin
Dmitry Zavadsky
Malika Sabour
Lasantha Wickramatunga
Azzedine Saidj
Dan Eldon
Veronica Guerin
Mohamed Mekati
Mohammed Eissa
Razzaq Gul
Mohammed Kamara
Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho
Tarun Kumar Acharya
Arnnel Manalo
Zaman Mehsud
Domingos Sávio Brandão Lima Júnior
Hindia Haji Mohamed
Nasrullah Khan Afridi
Jyotirmoy Dey
Marcos Hernández Bautista
Munsuf Abdallah al-Khaldi
Jorge Luis Marroquín Sagastume
Altaf Ahmed Faktoo
Ramzan Khadzhiev
Khamail Khalaf
Cihan Hayırsevener
Antonio Casemero
Moustapha Ourrad
Brahim Guaraoui
Thaer Ahmad Jaber
Karun Misra
Ali Ahmed Abdi
Alpha Amadu Bah
Shukur Hossain
Randa George
Hrant Dink
Jean-Léonard Rugambage
Olimpio Jalapit Jr.
Shahid Soomro
Alisher Saipov
Mohamed Ibrahim Raage
Liban Ali Nur
Paul Klebnikov
Sami Jawdat Rabah
Mohammad Samdani Warsi
Sonny Alcantara
Mohammad Nasir Mudasir
Nathan S. Dabak
Adnan al-Bayati
Adnan Khairallah
Kaset Puengpak
Wu Xianghu
Salih Saif Aldin
Rogelio "Roger" Mariano
Narendra Dabholkar
Raeda Wazzan
Abukar Hassan Mohamoud
Michael Tshele
Umesh Rajput
Ali Abbas
Ghulam Rasool
Vladimir Ivanov
Crispin Perez
Mohamed Meceffeuk
Sarwa Abdul-Wahab
Ahmed Salim
Jaime Rengifo Revero
Hang Serei Odom
Armando Pace
Halit Gungen
Eldy Sablas (aka Eldy Gabinales)
Wassan Al-Azzawi
Sagal Salad Osman
Rajesh Mishra
Eduardo Carvalho
Sandeep Sharma
Soran Mama Hama
Mohamed Guessab
Décio Sá
Borys Derevyanko
Aloys Nyimbuzi
Mohammad Abbas Mohammad
Amir Nowab
Ali Sharmarke
Roland Ureta
Ameur Ouagueni
Mohammed Muslimuddin
Yahya Orhan
Fares Hamadi
Adolfo Isuiza Urquia
Sahar Hussein Ali al-Haydari
Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe
Charles Karinganire
Bashar al-Nuaimi
Dennis Cuesta
Zakariya Isa
Smail Yefsah
Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev
Arkan Sharifi
Humayun Kabir
José Emeterio Rivas
Jairo Elías Márquez Gallego
Joas Dignos
Valentín Valdés Espinosa
Saif Laith Yousuf
Mark Gilbert Arriola
Nabil Ibrahim al-Dulaimi
Rachida Hammadi
Luis Eduardo Alfonso Parada
Luis Mario García Rodríguez
Ajmal Naqshbandi
Abdelhamid Benmeni
Rehmatullah Abid
Abdallah Bouhachek
Ivan Safronov
Soleil Balanga
Richard Wild
Mohamed Salah Benachour
Alaa Uldeen Aziz
Marlene Garcia-Esperat
Said Tahlil Ahmed
Norvey Díaz
José Carlos Araújo
Mohammed Ibrahim
Dinesh Pathak
Birendra Shah
Jamal al-Zubaidi
Laith al-Dulaimi
Marcellin Kayiranga
Napoleon Salaysay
Tunde Oladepo
Khushvaht Muborakshoev
Maharram Durrani
Santos Gatchalian
Farag Fouda
Alfrets Mirulewan
Ahmed Jabbar Hashim
Bala Nadarajah Iyer

Cases

“The murder of three journalists in the Central African Republic who were collaborating with one of my research initiatives has deeply affected me. Crimes against journalists is a global problem.  Each year dozens of journalists are killed across the world, and the majority of these crimes remain unresolved.  The way I see it, the Justice for Journalists Foundation is one way of fighting against impunity.  We are hoping to collaborate with journalists and human rights organisations and individual journalists who believe that those who commit crimes against journalists should be brought to justice.  An investigation into the murder of Kiril, Alexander and Orkhan could become the Foundation’s first priority case.”

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Founder of Justice for Journalists

“The killers and those ordering the murder of journalists are rarely brought to justice. In fact, 86 percent of murder cases show the killers have enjoyed complete impunity.”

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Robert Mahoney, Deputy Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

News

About us

In late July 2018 three Russian journalists, Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguev and Orkhan Dzhemal were murdered in the Central African Republic while investigating Wagner, a private Russian mercenary group reported to be overseen by catering magnate Evgeny Prigozhin, a close associate of Russian President Putin and the head of the infamous Troll Factory.

In response to this tragedy, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, founder of Open Russia pro-democracy movement, Amnesty International-recognized prisoner of conscience, and Putin’s most prominent critic, and his former business partner Leonid Nevzlin established Justice for Journalists, a foundation set up in order to investigate violent crimes against journalists who have been targeted as a result of their professional duties.

The vast majority of murders of journalists remain unpunished, and there currently exists no international mechanism for pursuing and obtaining justice. This is a call to action, and this foundation is a pathway to justice.

Freedom of the press and democracy vitally depend on one another. As the bonds of trust between society, governments and traditional forms of media decline across the world, it is vital that important investigative work is protected, and that those who wish to silence independent journalism are brought to account.

Our Mission

The aims of the Foundation are to bring the journalistic community and human rights activists together in solidarity to organise and coordinate international investigations into violent crimes committed against journalists regardless of where they took place and what the motives behind them may be.  The Foundation will provide organisational, political, advocacy and financial support to professional investigative groups worldwide in order to discover, disclose and bring to justice those who are responsible for committing crimes against media.

Structure

An initial sum of five million dollars has been pledged by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Leonid Nevzlin towards the future work of Justice for Journalists Foundation. The Foundation is run by an advisory board and a network of experts and investigators, drawing from a wide range of renowned professionals in a variety of fields. Those who have already agreed to become a part of the Foundation are listed below:

Partners

The Justice for Journalists Foundation is open for cooperation with international media, human rights activists and investigative organisations on a wide range of issues connected with investigating crimes against journalists. The Foundation is a collaborative project that allows journalists to come together and honour the memory of their colleagues by reducing impunity around murder of journalists and bringing those responsible for violent crimes to justice.

Contact Us

info@jfj.fund

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