10 years of Assistance

Ten years ago, Reporters without Borders Germany’s Emergency Assistance Desk was established in Berlin. Since then, RSF Germany has been supporting journalists in emergencies both in their home countries as well as in exile in Germany, through individual assistance and scholarship programs.

Journalists Under Pressure – How Can Reporters Without Borders Help?

When: 4 December 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstrasse 32, 12049 Berlin

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Emergency Assistance Desk RSF Germany draws a balance. At our evening event 10 years of Assistance: Review and Prospects Journalists in exile give an insight into their experiences and discuss the topic "After the escape – Perspectives for Journalists in Germany" with media representatives. With opening remarks by Katja Gloger (Board-Member RSF Germany), Christian Rickerts (Permanent secretary at the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises) and Can Dündar (Journalist and head of the online-magazine Özgürüz). Following the evening program, we will meet in the foyer of Werkstatt der Kulturen to exchange ideas and get to know each other. Also, food and drinks await you.

Note: On the same day and the same place – but already between 11:00 and 18:00 – the conference of the Berlin Scholarship Programme: Empowering Journalists in the Digital Field will take place. In numerous, varied contributions and a concluding panel discussion, digital security for threatened journalists will be discussed.

Video messages

Journalists who were supported by the emergency assistance desk in the past have sent us some video messages on the occasion of the anniversary. In these videos they report on the situation of press freedom in their home countries and their personal experiences with Reporters Without Borders. Every day a new video is published on our Youtube channel.