Become a Reporters Without Borders member

At Reporters Without Borders, our core belief is that it is only through freedom of information that one can verify the existence of all the other freedoms. Without free circulation of information, it is impossible to strengthen human rights protection, advance government accountability, and improve the reach and the quality of social justice and civil liberties. At RSF, we defend freedom of information as well as reporters and citizen reporters (netizens) whose work benefits ALL citizens.

By becoming a member of Reporters Without Borders USA, you can support our actions to defend and protect freedom of press in every corner of the globe.

All of us have a right to information. We need you to help us defend it. Join us!

What is Reporters Without Borders?

Reporters Without Borders USA (RSF USA) is the U.S. office of the global organization Reporters Sans Frontieres, the largest press freedom organization in the world with almost 30 years of experience. Thanks to its unique global network of 150 local correspondents investigating in 130 countries, 11 national offices (Austria, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom USA) and a consultative status at the UN and UNESCO, RSF is able to have a global impact, gather on-the-ground information, conduct major advocacy campaigns, and assist and defend news providers all across the world.

Reporters Without Borders USA is a 501(c)3 organization carrying out the mission of protecting and defending journalists working both internationally and in the United States. From an office based in Washington, D.C., the U.S. team works with the American media, political leaders, non-government groups and the American public to further press freedom. It is financially independent of the head office in Paris, France.

What does being a RSF member mean?

Getting involved in defending freedom of information yourself:

Members can participate in our activities and lend support to any demonstrations and campaigns RSF USA undertake.

Being informed about the state of press freedom around the world:

Members receive information every month about the latest attacks on press freedom and how we plan to challenge them.

Supporting the actions of Reporters Without Borders:

Contributions from our members are crucial to fund RSF activities and assistance programs.

As a member, what do I get?

Memberships Levels & Benefits

Students: $25

Credentials Benefits

  • Personal Membership card

Educational Benefits

  • Monthly newsletter with international on-the-ground report and U.S. events, job announcements and networking opportunities
  • World Press Freedom Map

Networking Benefits

  • Exclusive invitation to RSF USA events across the United States

Want to create a University Chapter? Read more here

Members: $50

Credentials Benefits

  • Personal Membership card

Educational Benefits

  • Monthly newsletter with international on-the-ground report and U.S. events, job announcements and networking opportunities
  • World Press Freedom Map

Networking Benefits

  • Exclusive invitation to RSF USA events across the United States
  • Exclusive invitation to RSF annual event in Paris, France

Benefactors: +$200

Credentials Benefits

  • Personal Membership card

Educational Benefits

  • 100 photos for Press Freedom Album
  • Monthly newsletter with international on-the-ground report and U.S. events, job announcements and networking opportunities
  • World Press Freedom Map

Networking Benefits

  • Exclusive invitation to RSF events across the United States
  • Exclusive invitation to RSF annual event in Paris, France