Paving the way

Paving the Way is a compilation of resources designed to assist journalists settling in Germany. You can discover a collection of resources curated by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) with the support of Reporters Without Borders Germany (RSF Germany), aimed at helping journalists navigate their way in Germany.


The document is intended for media professionals already in Germany and does not contain information for those in the process of relocating to Germany from another country.This handbook was last updated on 1 March 2024. The document is non-exhaustive and ECPMF does not warrant the information provided and the quality of the services listed. Some recommendations of specific contact points are based on the organisations’ experiences, some are recommended by third parties or found through research. Therefore, it is highly advisable to seek the guidance of relevant lawyers and other experts as well.We encourage the readers of this handbook to inform us about any mistakes, such as outdated information or broken links. You can also share other resources that might be relevant with us. Please reach out to for any updates.