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Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders, or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), is an international nongovernmental organization founded in Montpellier, France, in 1985 by Robert Ménard, Rony Brauman, and Jean-Claude Guillebaud. The organization takes as its mission the protection of press freedom around the world. RSF has consultant status at the United Nations and UNESCO. This entry discusses the organization, its programs, and criticism it has faced.

The RSF lines of action include protecting journalists and media employees who are imprisoned or persecuted for their professional activity and reporting torture or other mistreatment of journalists and media employees. The organization also acts against censorship and laws that aim to restrict freedom of information, provides grants to assist journalists in difficulty as well as the families of imprisoned reporters, and takes ...

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