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Rory Peck Trust (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, assisting them in times of crisis and helping them to work more safely and professionally. The Trust has been totally dedicated to this work for the last twenty years.


email: assistance@rorypecktrust.org

- Grants provide financial assistance to freelance journalists and their families in critical need

- Bursaries make hostile environment training affordable for freelancers, with our list of approved course providers

- Special initiatives help groups of freelancers facing specific regional or thematic challenges

- Strategic Support Groups enable freelancers to receive assistance safely, and to benefit from further help from the Trust’s international network of partners.

- The annual Rory Peck Awards is a unique international competition dedicated to the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in  news and current affairs.



ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FREELANCERS provide tailor-made information and guidance for freelance journalists and downloadable templates on a range of topics including:

Safety & Security: https://rorypecktrust.org/resources/safety-and- security
Risk assessment, communications plans and proof of life templates (in English. Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish)
Safety training information

Digital Security https://rorypecktrust.org/resources/digital-security
Digital risk assessment (online guide + downloadable templates)
Getting started with digital security

Professional Development https://rorypecktrust.org/resources/professional-development
Sources of Funding
Negotiation and Best Practice
Freelance Finances

Insurance https://rorypecktrust.org/resources/insurance

East Africa Journalists in Exile (in English, French, Somali and Swahili) https://rorypecktrust.org/resources/exile

Freelancing in Libya (in English and Arabic) https://rorypecktrust.org/resources/Freelancing-in- Libya

Syria Media Safety (in English and Arabic) https://rorypecktrust.org/resources/syria-media- safety

Iranian Journalists in exile (in English, Persian and Arabic) https://rorypecktrust.org/resources/Media-Resource- for-Iranian-