The Swedish Section of Reporters Without Borders is assisting asylum seeking journalists with basic advise and questions related to the RSF Assistance Request Form.

The Assistance Desk for asylum seekers is located at Reporters Without Borders International with Headquarters in Paris. When the Assistance Desk is contacted by asylum seekers it might use its network to verify that they are journalists and have been threatened. Reporters Without Borders International asks journalists to provide contact details of colleagues so that we can get in touch with them and compare what they say with the information we get from our own sources.

We only support journalists after establishing that they have been threatened in connection with their journalistic activities.

All asylum seeking applicants are asked to complete the RSF Assistance Request Form. In contacting RSF for assistance, you can expedite your request by sending a completed request form. All information is confidential.

Due to the high volume of requests, we are not able to respond to everyone who needs our help.


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