We stand in solidarity — joint statement in support of Ukraine


Human rights, media freedom and journalists’ organisations issued a statement in condemnation of invasion and attacks on the press in Ukraine and Russia.

We, the undersigned organisations, stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, but particularly Ukrainian journalists who now find themselves at the frontlines of a large-scale European war.

We unilaterally condemn the violence and aggression that puts thousands of our colleagues all over Ukraine in grave danger.

We call on the international community to provide any possible assistance to those who are taking on the brave role of reporting from the war zone that is now Ukraine.

We condemn the physical violence, the cyberattacks, disinformation and all other weapons employed by the aggressor against the free and democratic Ukrainian press.

We also stand in solidarity with independent Russian media who continue to report the truth in unprecedented conditions.

Join the statement of support for Ukraine by signing it here.


  1. Justice for Journalists Foundation 

  2. Index on Censorship

  3. International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech “Adil Soz” 

  4. International Media Support (IMS)

  5. Yerevan Press Club 


  7. Free Press Unlimited

  8. Human Rights Center "Viasna"

  9. Albanian Helsinki Committee

  10.  Media Rights Group, Azerbaijan 

  11.  European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

  12.  Association of European Journalists

  13.  School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia 


  1.  Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan

  2.  Reporters Without Borders, RSF

  3.  Association of Independent Press of Moldova, API 

  4.  Public Association “Dignity”, Kazakhstan

  5.  PEN International 

  6.  Human Rights House Foundation, Norway

  7.  IFEX

  8.  UNITED for Intercultural Action

  9.  Human Rights House Yerevan

  10.  Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly - Vanadzor, Armenia

  11.  Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Norway

  12.  Society of Journalists, Warsaw

  13.  The Swedish OSCE-network

  14.  Hungarian Helsinki Committee 

  15.  Legal policy research centre, Kazakhstan

  16.  Public Foundation Notabene - Tajikistan 

  17.  HR NGO “Citizens’ Watch - St. Petersburg, Russia

  18.  English PEN

  19.  Public organization “Dawn” - Tajikistan

  20.  International Press Institute (IPI)

  21.  The Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan 

  22.  ARTICLE 19

  23.  Human Rights House Tbilisi

  24.  Rights Georgia

  25.  Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center. Azerbaijan

  26.  International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

  27.  Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

  28.  Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)

  29.  European Federation of Journalists

  30.  Social Media Development Center, Georgia

  31. Populus Rei, Georgia 

  32.  OBC Transeuropa

  33.  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

  34.  Journalists Union YENI NESIL, Azerbaijan

  35.  Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) , Istanbul

  36.  Baku Press Club 

  37.  Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development Premium Times


  1.  Union Sapari

  2. The Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ)

  3.  Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, Armenia 



  6.  CFDT-Journalistes

  7.  Belarusian Association of Journalists 

  8.  SafeJournalists network

  9.  Association of Journalists of Kosovo

  10.  Association of Journalists of Macedonia

  11.  BH Journalists Association

  12.  Croatian Journalists’ Association

  13.  Independent Journalists Association of Serbia

  14.  Trade Union of Media of Montenegro

  15.  Analytical Center for Central Asia (ACCA)

  16.  Trade Union of Croatian Journalists 

  17.  European Press Prize

  18.  Ethical Journalism Network

  19.  European Journalism Centre 

  20.  Slovene Association of Journalists

  21.  Investigative Studios

  22.  PEN Belarus

  23.  Public Media Alliance (PMA)

  24. Journalists Union of Serbia SINOS

  25. Estonian Association of Journalists

  26. Federación de Sindicatos de Periodistas (FeSP) (Spain)

  27. DJV, German Journalist Federation  

  28. Free Russia Foundation   

  29.  Association for Human Rights in Central Asia - AHRCA 

  30. “Human Rights Consulting Group” Public Foundation, Kazakhstan

  31. Committee to Protect Journalists

  32. Ski Club of Internaitonal Jouranlists (SCIJ)

  33. Women In Journalism Institute, Canada - associate of CFWIJ

  34. Romanian Trade Union of Journalists MediaSind

  35. Romanian Federation Culture and Mass-Media FAIR-MediaSind

  36. New Generation of Human Rights Defenders Coalition, Kazakhstan

  37. Coalition for the Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Activists, Kazakhstan

  38. Legal policy research centre, Kazakhstan 

  39. Eurasian Digital Foundation, Kazakhstan

  40.  Legal Analysis and Research Public Union, Azerbaijan