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28th Chaos Communication Congress
Behind Enemy Lines

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to promoting and defending freedom of information. Thanks to its network of active correspondents in over fifty countries, Reporters Without Borders strives daily to maintain a free press in every corner of the globe.

Reporters Without Borders was founded in Montpellier in 1985 by four journalists: Robert Ménard, Rémy Loury, Jacques Molénat and Émilien Jubineau. This association, registered as a non-profit organisation in France since 1995, soon took on an international dimension. Under the direction of Jean-François Julliard, Reporters Without Borders organised its team of researchers by geographic zone. The association also gradually developed two essential and highly specialised poles of activity: one focused on Internet Censorship and the New Media, and the other devoted to providing material, financial and psychological assistance to journalists assigned to dangerous areas.

ITS MISSIONS To continuously monitor attacks on freedom of information worldwide; To denounce any such attacks in the media; To act in cooperation with governments to fight censorship and laws aimed at restricting freedom of information; To morally and financially assist persecuted journalists, as well as their families. To offer material assistance to war correspondents

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS: Correspondents in 150 countries Annual budget of 500,000 euros in assistance funds 2010 budget: 4.3 million euros Over 1,000 press releases issued yearly on violations of freedom of information 3 photo albums published per year, averaging annual sales of 150,000 copies Its website, rsf.org, registers 200,000 one-time visitors and 500,000 page views monthly.

Contact

rsf at rsf dot org