Our Partners

International Federation of Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists is the world’s largest organization of journalists. From the time since it was first established in 1926, the Federation represents around 600.000 members in more than 100 countries.

The IFJ promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists. The IFJ believes in freedom of political and cultural expression and defends trade union and other basic human rights.

The IFJ has been supporting the NUJP Media Safety Office since 2004.

International Media Support

International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation working to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. Across four continents, IMS helps to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances.

IMS was established in 2001 in the wake of the tragic events in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. In the 1990s, these and other conflicts saw media being manipulated and used as a tool to fuel violent conflict. IMS was set up in response to this trend with the aim to help local media working in conflict-affected areas to remain operative and professional.

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila

Norway has a long-standing relationship with the Philippines. Norway’s embassy in the Philippines was established in 1967 and is the only Nordic embassy in the country. Similarly, the Philippine embassy in Norway is serving all the Nordic countries from its location in Oslo. Norway acts a facilitator for the peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist movement. Furthermore, Norway participates in the international monitoring team operating in Mindanao.

Several Norwegian NGOs are operating around the Philippine islands, running different kinds of humanitarian projects and activities.

The Norwegian Embassy in Manila wishes to establish contact with Filipino journalists who are interested in one or more aspects of Philippine-Norwegian relations: business, culture, labor migration, diplomatic relations, and the like.

Since 2012, the Norwegian Embassy in cooperation NUJP has been sending a delegation of Filipino journalists to Norway since 2012. The embassy also provides support to the media safety office.


Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Whether the topic is street crime, family violence, natural disaster, war or human rights, effective news reporting on traumatic events demands knowledge, skill and support.

The Dart Center provides journalists around the world with the resources necessary to meet this challenge, drawing on a global, interdisciplinary network of news professionals, mental health experts, educators and researchers.

Dart Center partners with NUJP for its trauma peer support program.

Norwegian Union of Journalists

The Norwegian Union of Journalists (Norsk Journalistlag/NJ) works to ensure that journalists have the salary, working hours, benefits and welfare schemes to give them sufficient energy and willpower to do the important journalistic work every democracy relies on.

NJ negotiates collective agreements with all the major employers in the media, as well as many of the small ones. National and local newspapers, online newspapers, radio, TV, magazines and periodicals – NJ is where journalists are. In addition, many NJ chapters negotiate pay increases and better working conditions.


We also work with the following organizations:

Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

The formation of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) addresses one of the critical concerns confronting the Philippines after People Power toppled the Marcos dictatorship in February 1986. That concern calls attention to the power of the media and the role of the free press in the development of Philippine democracy.

Against this background, CMFR was organized in 1989 as a private, non-stock, non-profit organization involving the different sectors of society in the task of building up the press and news media as a pillar of democratic society. Its programs uphold press freedom, promote responsible journalism, and encourage journalistic excellence.


Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas

The KBP was organized to elevate professional and ethical standards in Philippine broadcasting, promote social responsibility in broadcasting, work for the advancement of the broadcast industry and protect the rights and interests of broadcasters, seminars and conferences.

To achieve these aims and purposes, the KBP implements several programs and projects, such as enforcement of a code of conduct for broadcast stations, radio research projects, liaison with government agencies and other organizations, implementation of technical standards for broadcast stations, public service campaigns on radio and TV, awards for excellence, accreditation of announcers, and more.


Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) is an independent, nonprofit media agency that specializes in investigative reporting. It was founded in 1989 by nine Filipino journalists who realized, from their years on the beat and at the news desk, the need for newspapers and broadcast agencies to go beyond day–to–day reportage.

The PCIJ funds investigative projects for both the print and broadcast media. It publishes books on current issues, produces video documentaries, and conducts seminar-workshops on journalism and public policy issues.


Center for Community Journalism and Development

The Center for Community Journalism and Development (CCJD) is a media development organization that provides a platform for dialogue and exchange between local news media and citizens on matters and issues that impact on their communities through journalism for empowerment.

The CCJD builds capacities in news reporting and in developing media-citizen engagement mechanisms. It likewise strengthens community-based media networks and journalism initiatives anchored on the principles of public journalism that promotes the idea that the news belongs to the people and that the news should lead to the solution of local problems.


Citizen Action Network for Accountability (CANA)

Born out of the Philippine Public Transparency Reporting Project (PPTRP), the CANA aims to help ordinary citizens improve the quality and effectiveness of services provided by local government units (LGUs) across the Philippines.

This project is built on the belief that government should always work for and serve the people – and that the poorest among us should not suffer the most because nobody listens to them and they don’t have a voice. The program’s partners include NUJP, CCJD, Mindanews and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.


International Freedom of Expression Exchange

(International Day to End Impunity)

IFEX was created in 1992 in Montréal, Canada, when a dozen leading free expression organizations came together to create a coordinated mechanism to rapidly expose free expression violations around the world. Today, IFEX numbers more than 80 independent organizations in 60 countries and is internationally recognized for its effectiveness and credibility.

Each year, through collaboration and innovation, IFEX finds creative ways to raise awareness of free expression issues, strengthen the power of our network, and bring about real change through targeted campaigns and advocacy work.

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