Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) is a non-government organization founded in 2006 by Azerbaijani journalists Emin Huseynov and Sarvan Rizvanov to support journalists and freedom of the media in Azerbaijan. The organization builds relationships with international journalism organizations, provides legal assistance to injured journalists, and organizes investigations into attacks on journalists. It closely monitors all violence against journalists and violations of journalists’ rights and prepares reports and public statements regarding freedom of the press in Azerbaijan. The group organizes training sessions and seminars for journalists and hosts roundtable discussions about journalist safety, labor rights, and other pressing issues facing journalists in the country.