We stand in solidarity — joint statement in support of Ukraine


25 February 2022

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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.


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Justice for Journalists Foundation 

Index on Censorship

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

International Media Support (IMS)

Yerevan Press Club 


Free Press Unlimited

Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Albanian Helsinki Committee

Media Rights Group, Azerbaijan 

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

Association of European Journalists

School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia 

Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan

Reporters Without Borders, RSF

Association of Independent Press of Moldova, API 

Public Association “Dignity”, Kazakhstan

PEN International 

Human Rights House Foundation, Norway


UNITED for Intercultural Action

Human Rights House Yerevan

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor, Armenia

Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Norway

Society of Journalists, Warsaw

The Swedish OSCE-network

Hungarian Helsinki Committee 

Legal policy research centre, Kazakhstan

Public Foundation Notabene – Tajikistan 

HR NGO “Citizens’ Watch – St. Petersburg, Russia

English PEN

Public organization “Dawn” – Tajikistan

International Press Institute (IPI)

The Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan 


Human Rights House Tbilisi

Rights Georgia

Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center. Azerbaijan

International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)

European Federation of Journalists

Social Media Development Center, Georgia

Populus Rei, Georgia

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