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Statement of support for Ukraine (BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP)

Last update: 25 February 2022
Statement of support for Ukraine (BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP)
Ukrainians hold a protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images/

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. Albanian Helsinki Committee
  2. Analytical Center for Central Asia (ACCA)
  3. ARTICLE 19
  4. Association of European Journalists
  5. Association of Independent Press of Moldova, API 
  6. Association of Journalists of Kosovo
  7. Association of Journalists of Macedonia
  8. Baku Press Club 
  9. Belarusian Association of Journalists 
  10. BH Journalists Association
  11. Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
  13. Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development Premium Times
  14. CFDT-Journalistes
  15. Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, Armenia 
  16. Croatian Journalists’ Association
  17. Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center. Azerbaijan
  18. English PEN
  19. Ethical Journalism Network
  20. European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
  21. European Federation of Journalists
  22. European Journalism Centre 
  23. European Press Prize
  25. Free Press Unlimited
  26. Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
  27. Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor, Armenia ??
  28. HR NGO “Citizens’ Watch – St. Petersburg, Russia
  29. Human Rights Center “Viasna”
  30. Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan
  31. Human Rights House Foundation, Norway
  32. Human Rights House Tbilisi
  33. Human Rights House Yerevan
  34. Hungarian Helsinki Committee 
  35. IFEX
  36. Independent Journalists Association of Serbia
  37. Index on Censorship
  38. International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech “Adil Soz” 
  39. International Media Support (IMS)
  40. International Press Institute (IPI)
  41. International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
  42. Investigative Studios
  43. Journalists Union YENI NESIL, Azerbaijan
  44. Justice for Journalists Foundation 
  45. Legal policy research centre, Kazakhstan
  46. Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) , Istanbul
  47. Media Rights Group, Azerbaijan 
  48. OBC Transeuropa
  49. PEN Belarus
  50. PEN International 
  51. Populus Rei, Georgia 
  52. Public Association “Dignity”, Kazakhstan
  53. Public Foundation Notabene – Tajikistan 
  54. Public organization “Dawn” – Tajikistan
  55. Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Norway
  56.  Reporters Without Borders, RSF
  57. Rights Georgia
  58. SafeJournalists network
  59. School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia 
  60. Slovene Association of Journalists
  61. Social Media Development Center, Georgia
  62. Society of Journalists, Warsaw
  63. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  64. The Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ)
  65. The Swedish OSCE-network
  66. The Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan 
  67. Trade Union of Croatian Journalists 
  68. Trade Union of Media of Montenegro
  69. Turkmen.news 
  70. Union Sapari
  71. UNITED for Intercultural Action
  72. Yerevan Press Club