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International Insurance Fund for Journalists – renewal of the program from May 2024

Dear colleagues, we are pleased to announce that the insurance program for Ukrainian journalists, fixers, photo/video operators performing editorial tasks in war zones will be renewed in May 2024.

During 2022-2023 years, we supported 298 applications and covered 886 insurance days. 

Starting in 2022, the project was implemented thanks to the financial support of our partners – the European Center for Press and Media Freedom ECPMF and WAN-IFRA.

Since May 2024, we have resumed insurance thanks to: European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Voices of Ukraine as part of Hannah-Arendt-Initiative.

Program conditions in 2024

Who can get insurance?

Fixers, journalists/videographers/editors/photographers of independent Ukrainian media who are sent on official business trips to war zones, liberated territories, border territories with Russia and Belarus, frontline territories and have means of protection. Priority is given to those who have completed safety training and first aid courses.

How to do it?

To do this, you need to apply here.

For what period can it be insured?

From 1 to 20 days per journalist and videographer/editor/photographer who are members of the same team going on a business trip.

Who determines which applications are granted?

The independent body of the project – the IIFJ Coordination Council – reviews each application and makes a decision on whether to insure or reject the application.

In case of a positive decision, our coordinators will contact you. Due to the large number of applications, the organizers reserve the right not to notify in case of a negative decision.

Applications from journalists of those media that are honest and adhere to the Code of Journalistic Ethics are accepted.

Coordinating Council of the IIFJ:

from the “Suspilnist” Foundation: Taras Petriv

from the Association “Independent Regional Publishers of Ukraine”: Oksana Brovko

from IMI: Roman Golovenko

from “Detector Media”: Svitlana Ostapa

from Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law: Ihor Razkladai

from RPDI: Lyudmila Pankratova

What is covered by the insurance?

Insurance coverage – up to $100,000 for medical expenses in the event of an injury. In case of the death of a journalist, the family receives USD 100,000.

Have a question?

Contact  [email protected]

Tetiana Avramenko, AIRPU

Briefly about the initiative:

Founders of the initiative: AIRPU, “Suspilnist” Foundation, IMI, “Detektor media”, Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law, RPDI

The project is implemented by the Association of Independent Regional Publishers of Ukraine (AIRPU) with the financial support of the European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, and Voices of Ukraine as part of the Hannah-Arendt-Initiative.

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