Reporters Without Borders was founded in Montpellier, France, in 1985 by four journalists: Robert Ménard, Rémy Loury, Jacques Molénat, and Émilien Jubineau. This association, registered as a non-profit organization in France since 1995, soon took on an international dimension.
Under the direction of Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders organized its team of researchers by geographical area. Reporters Without Borders has two primary spheres of activity. One is focused on Internet censorship and new media, and the other on providing material, financial, and psychological assistance to journalists assigned to dangerous areas. Its missions are to continuously monitor attacks on freedom of information worldwide; denounce any such attacks in the media; act in cooperation with governments to fight censorship and laws aimed at restricting freedom of information; morally and financially assist persecuted journalists, as well as their families; and offer material assistance to war correspondents in order to enhance their safety.
For more information, visit the group’s website here.