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The Journalists Under Pressure Fund is a new fund for people to donate any sum of money, to help journalists operating in difficult conditions join the Reuters Institute's Journalist Fellowship Programme. The programme gives journalists worldwide new skills and opportunities to meet the challenges of the industry and return to journalism with new energy.

The purpose of the fund

Good journalism equips people with the information they need to make the best decisions for their lives. Around the world, that mission is under threat from sustained attacks against press freedom. At the Reuters Institute, we aim to support journalism by giving journalists and editors the data, networks and spaces they need to meet the challenges facing our industry. 

Our Journalist Fellowship programme has run for 38 years and has brought over 700 journalists to Oxford to learn, connect and return to their newsroom revived and with new networks to help them in their work. 

Please consider donating any amount – even £25 will make a huge difference – to support our Journalists Under Pressure Fund, which helps journalists from trouble zones join our fellowship programme. Your donation will help us support more journalists who need skills and solidarity to cope with hostile environments, whether in the shape of dictatorial governments, online attacks or war zones

How to donate

Please donate to our fund in the link below. Donors from the United States who would like to donate tax efficiently can do so hereFor any questions, contact the director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme Meera Selva at

From our Journalist Fellows
Ntibinyane“When I became a fellow in 2018, I was at a low point in my career. Although I had founded a somewhat successful nonprofit investigative news organization, I struggled to quantify impact. I struggled with questions of whether we were effectively holding power to account. At the Reuters Institute, I met an amazing supervisor who understood African media systems, issues of governance and accountability. He guided me with great patience throughout my research. Three years after the fellowship a lot has happened. My paper is still attracting attention – both from academia and journalism. I have assisted journalists from Malawi and Zimbabwe to set up non-profit organizations. I have worked on major investigative projects and I teach journalism courses in Canada. The Fellowship made all these things possible. It opened doors for me.”
Alvin Ntibinyane, Botswana
Adele Santelli“This fellowship is a unique opportunity for professional development, especially because of the exchange of experiences and debates with journalists from different countries. Getting to know how newsrooms in Kenya are working together to rebuild trust in journalism, the abuse suffered by journalists in Pakistan, India or Egypt, and the urgency to report on violence against women in Kyrgyzstan made me realise the importance of building a global network of support. In addition, discussions about gender and race equality in newsrooms, how to deal with online harassment and new types of storytelling for women and children gave me a broad perspective about the current challenges of the profession and also about the new possibilities within the journalistic industry.”
Adele Santelli, Brazil