IFJ and EFJ are intensively raising funds to help Ukrainian journalists

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Journalist documenting events at the Independence square. Clashes in Ukraine, Kyiv. Events of February 18, 2014.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have set up a special fund to support journalists in Ukraine. In just a few days, 15,000 euros were raised through the donor platform of these organizations, and UNESCO paid 49,000 euros to the IFJ Safety Fund.

According to IFJ and EFJ, all organizations and individuals can donate funds via the link: https://donorbox.org/donation-to-the-ifj-safety-fund-for-journalists-in-ukraine.

In addition to raising money for Ukrainian journalists, the IFJ-EFJ working group is in constant contact with their two Ukrainian affiliates, NUJU and IMTUU, in order to find the best ways to provide logistical support to journalist crews and reduce safety risks as much as possible.

Also, after intensifying media censorship in Russia, several hundred Russian journalists have indicated that they wish to leave the country. Some of them have already fled to Finland, Istanbul and Georgia. The IFJ and the EFJ have appealed to European governments to issue emergency visas to journalists currently stranded in Georgia and Istanbul.

The BH Journalists Association joins the action in support of journalists affected by the war in Ukraine and will also contribute for the IFJ Safety Fund.