Reporters Without Borders (RWB)
Reporters Without Borders (RWB) is an international non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press. The organization has a consultative status with the United Nations. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France
The organisation fights against censorship (Press, Internet, New Media) and against laws aiming to limit freedom of press.
RWB also acts in order to improve journalist’s security, particularly in conflict zones and war-thorn areas. The organisation defends journalists incarcerated or prosecuted because of/within their activities. They condemn bad treatment and torture often used against journalists in many countries. Moreover, RWB assists journalists in a material, financial and psychological way, especially journalists in war-zone.
They aim to defend freedom of information worldwide, freedom of media and freedom of speech. They annually write reports on the current state of press freedom in each country.
We will have the honour to welcome a representative from Reporter Without Borders during our conference in order to discuss about their annual reports and the current situation of freedom of speech and information around the world.
[Information about the Representative from RSF will soon be announced]