Reporters Without Borders (RSF), with its local partner in Ukraine, Institute for Mass Information, recently announced the establishment of a Press Freedom Center in Lviv, Ukraine. The initiative will provide essential equipment, services and assistance to journalists reporting from the war zone.
The Press Freedom Center will collect and distribute much needed protective equipment for journalists, such as helmets and bulletproof vests. It will also have an onsite workspace, the Digital Media Center in Lviv, to provide internet, live-streaming capacity, and a safe space for journalists to work and seek shelter during attacks.
The New York Press Club donated to Reporters Without Borders to support these efforts.
“It’s important for all of us in the journalism community to support our colleagues who are putting themselves in danger to report the truth about the war to the rest of the world. Without them, we’d all be in the dark,” said Debra Toppeta, president of the New York Press Club.
Photo: Kyiv, Ukraine 2/28/22: Israeli film crew filming report in Kyiv. Honcharuk Andrii at Shutterstock.
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