Reporters Without Borders

Guidelines for exiled journalists

Guidelines for exiled journalists

Published on Wednesday 29 July 2009. Updated on Monday 25 June 2012.
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Reporters Without Borders has compiled a Guide for exiled journalists, to provide them with information about the procedures and potential obstacles in seeking asylum. This guide - which will be added to in the light of experience - covers the steps to be taken with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and also asylum procedures within the European Union, the United States and Canada. It also provides practical advice and details of specialist organisations.

On the eve of World Refugee Day, Reporters Without Borders published the latest version of the Guide for journalists who flee into exile, first published in 2009.

It contains some 30 pages of advice for refugee journalists about UNHCR protection procedures and seeking asylum in Europe and North America. Journalists who have had to flee their country will find information, tips and contacts that will help to guide and assist them during the long and difficult process of starting a new life.

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