Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is an independent NGO based in Paris. It works to defend press freedom, considering the freedom of information to be a fundamental democratic and human right.
Media reporting shines a light on the darkest issues, and gives a voice to the voiceless. Public awareness of human rights and political issues is essential to provoking change among governments and private stakeholders. It has bureaux in ten cities worldwide, and a network of correspondents in 130 countries. RSF mobilises support, shapes media and internet standards, challenges governments, and wields influence at institutional and grassroots levels alike. It has consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and the International Organisation of the Francophonie.