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Ahmed Addow Anshur
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Khushvaht Muborakshoev
Boutros Martin
Edinaldo Filgueira
Safa Isma'il Enad
Rubylita Garcia
Bernard Maris
Fernando Batul
Richard Wild
Benjamín Flores González
Ogulsapar Muradova
José Carlos Mesquita
Zukhuruddin Suyari
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Adam Juma
Sagal Salad Osman
Cecilio Pineda Birto
Alisher Saipov
Salih Saif Aldin
Alejandro Pérez
Rodolfo Julio Torres
Francisco Arratia Saldierna
Yahia Djamel Benzaghou
Jorge Aguirre
Mohamed Isaq
Farhan Jeemis Abdulle
Ardiansyah Matra'is
Julio César Da Rosa
Muftah al-Qatrani
Bardhyl Ajeti
Sabawoon Kakar
Ahmad Sha'ban
Mohamed Salah Benachour
Ernie Rollin
Altaf Ahmed Faktoo
Manik Saha
Abukar Hassan Mohamoud
Abdel Karim al-Oqda
Kate Peyton
Gratien Karambizi
Dharmeratnam Sivaram
Aleh Byabenin
John Kituyi
Adnan al-Bayati
Kawa Garmyane
Subramaniyam Sugitharajah
Veronica Guerin
Anastasiya Baburova
Dmitry Kholodov
Marcellin Kayiranga
Huseyin Deniz
Hang Serei Odom
Mouloud Barroudi
Hassan Benaouda
Gyanendra Khadka
Aung Kyaw Naing, "Par Gyi"
Marlene Garcia-Esperat
Viktor Mikhailov
Mohammed Hussein Navab
Mohammed Ibrahim
Joseph Hernández Ochoa
Mark Gilbert Arriola
Thun Bun Ly
Ajmal Naqshbandi
Edgar Pantaleón Fernández Fleitas
Amado Ramírez Dillanes
Alberto Graves Chakussanga
Musa Khankhel
Raeda Wazzan
Joao Alberto Ferreira Souto
Shamsur Rahman
Christopher Guarin
Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho
Lindo Lupogan
Ahmed Mohamed al-Mousa
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Nawras al-Nuaimi
Hussein Ali
Noel Decina
Sander Thoenes
Tim Lopes
Abdul Manan Arghand
Abdihared Osman Aden

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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