The following ACOS partners offer resources, assistance and bursaries to support the work and safety of freelance journalists and media workers. 

Bursaries | Education

2Lives Foundation's mission is to provide both endowed and individual scholarships for journalism and liberal arts students who have the passion and desire to pursue a career in journalism.

Safety Training Bursaries 

The Forum is an educational charity promoting the physical and emotional safety of journalists in Canada and abroad. They also study the effects of newsgathering on subjects and consumers. 

Female Safety Guide | Safety Training | Bursaries

The Columbia Graduate School for Journalism organizes annual workshops and provides safety tips for correspondents and especially female correspondents.

Safety Advisories | Safety Resources | Assistance | Advocacy 

The CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defendS the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal. As part of its work, CPJ provides life-saving support to journalists and media support staff working around the world through up-to-date safety and security information and rapid response assistance.

Resources | Bursaries | Funding

The Dart Center trains and encourages working journalists in providing volunteer education and support to colleagues through professional organizations and newsroom mentoring.

Education | Hostage Reports | Resources

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation was established in 2014, immediately after the public execution of American freelance journalist James W. Foley. Jim was murdered by ISIS in Syria after 20 months of starvation, torture and imprisonment for being an American journalist.

Emergency Assistance | Legal 

Freedom House provides short term assistance, including emergency funds, to human rights defenders (HRDs), including journalists, who are under threat, attack, detention, prosecution, or otherwise at imminent risk due to their work.

Legal | Bursaries | Advocacy | International Network

FPU is a Dutch NGO based in Amsterdam. Their mission is to provide reliable, unbiased information to all. They also advocate for media viability and protection for journalists worldwide.

Resources | Network | Representation

FFR is a representative body for freelancers, by freelancers. As a membership association, FFR is available to international freelance journalists who are exposed to risk and adhere to their code of conduct. Their mission is to support the mental and physical well being of freelancers.

Fellowships | News | Podcasts | Documentary | Transparency 

The Ground Truth Project is a nonprofit news organization that empowers journalists and film makers to tell the most important stories of their generation. TGTP offers dozens of reporting fellowships each year focusing on various issues of social justice.

Bursaries | Network | Resources

IFEX is diverse, worldwide network of over 100 organizations that promote and defend the right to freedom of expression as a fundamental human right.

Fellowships | Mentoring | Training | Bursaries | Resources

ICFJ works to empower journalists worldwide by providing training, mentoring, fellowships, or financial support for various areas of media and journalism.

Toolkits & Curriculums | Reports & Surveys | Webinars & Events

Internews fosters Independent media through journalism and production training & works to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed.

Legal | Bursaries | Safety Hotline | Safe Houses | Advocacy

IMS is a non-profit organization working with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition.

Advisories | Forums | Workshops | Research

INSI is a member-based organization dedicated to journalists' safety providing real-time, practical information, training, and research to help protect journalists.

Fellowships | Bursaries | Safety Training

The International Women's Media Foundation is the leading coalition for non violence and is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide.

Education | Media Law | Civil Society & Governance | Safety Training

IREX is a global development and education organization who support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities and to create person-to-person bridges between nations.

Safety Training | Risk Mapping | Bursaries

JFJ is a London-based non-governmental organisation for International Investigation of Crimes Against Media. As part of their work they fund journalistic investigations into violent crimes against media workers and raise risk awareness and preparedness among professional and citizen journalists.

Legal | Advocacy | Safety Training | Awards

PEN America is the largest of the more than 100 centers worldwide that make up the PEN International network. PEN's mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

Education | Bursaries | Resources

The Pulitzer Center raises awareness of underreported global issues through direct support for quality journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of education and public outreach.

Insurance | SOS Hotline | Resources

RSF is a France-based international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends the freedom of information worldwide.

Education | Safety Training | First Aid Training

RISC is dedicated to promoting the safety of freelance journalists working in conflict zones. It provides comprehensive emergency first aid training to help mitigate many of the physical threats they face while on the job.

Safety Clinics | Bursaries

RPT is a UK based non-profit, non-governmental organization that works internationally to provide direct practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide.

Online Training | Toolkits & Guides | Bursaries

SPJ is dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behaviors.