IPI’s members are media representatives of all types who share a commitment
to media freedom and independent journalism. Members support IPI
and one another in promoting and protecting our common values. Together,
we speak with a unique and powerful voice in defence of the free flow of news.

Become a member

MEET OUR MEMBERS

Davan MaharajEditor-in-Chief and Publisher, The Los Angeles TimesUnited States

Davan Maharaj

“The Los Angeles Times has had a long and fruitful association with IPI, and it is one we are proud of. We want to be counted among those who fight alongside IPI for press freedom, who fight for better access for reporters, who work for robust coverage of the most important issues in our world.”

Alexandra Föderl-SchmidEditor-in-Chief, Der StandardAustria

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid

“To fight for press freedom is more important than ever to defend democracy.”

N. RaviDirector, The HinduIndia

N. Ravi

“IPI is an amazing network of media persons from across continents who share the same commitment to press freedom and ethical journalism but with very different nuances.”

Gwen ListerFounding Editor and Chair, Namibia Media TrustNamibia

Gwen Lister

“IPI is a critical voice in the never-ending quest for press freedom and free speech worldwide and in striving to take quality journalism to greater heights.”

Peter PrestonColumnist and Former Editor, The GuardianUnited Kingdom

Peter Preston

“I joined the IPI long ago after I found myself an embattled editor all alone. There are some causes that are bigger than any of us – and some organisations that defend our principles. The IPI does just that.”

Vuslat Doğan SabancıCEO, HürriyetTurkey

Vuslat Doğan Sabancı

“IPI allows all of us to immerse ourselves in an endless search to share and test our professional and ethical values against the ever-increasing challenges of journalism. Ready to intervene wherever press freedom and the free flow of news are threatened, IPI has been a cross-border safe haven for journalism and journalists for decades.”

Our members are at the core of our work and are IPI’s strongest supporters.
Want to know what you’ll get by joining IPI?

YOU’LL WORK SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH US.

IPI members directly participate in our media freedom activities. You’re our point of first contact when we carry out work in your country and it’s thanks to your knowledge and experience that our programmes have impact.

Our members help define our advocacy priorities and help develop our campaigns, research and monitoring work.

YOU’LL BE PART OF A GLOBAL MEDIA COMMUNITY.

By joining IPI, you’ll have access to a network of like-minded media representatives from nearly 100 countries.

Through our programmes and events around the world, including our World Congress, we create opportunities for our members to network, share experiences and exchange skills.

As an IPI member, you’ll play an active role in shaping the organisation: All IPI members have voting rights and can participate at the General Assembly.

YOU’LL HAVE AN ENTIRE GLOBAL NETWORK FIGHTING FOR YOU.

We campaign for our members when they need us, raising our voice to bring international attention to their plight. And since we always speak with the support of our entire network, our voice is even louder!

Our work aims to create real change in the world so that our members – journalists like you – can do their jobs freely.

Need legal, technical or institutional support? We’ll connect you with partners in our network who can help.

YOU’LL BE THE FIRST TO HEAR FROM US.

Our members are the first to know what’s new! You’ll be the first to receive our publications, news and press releases including priority access to interviews.

You’ll get the first invitation to any event we organise, from expert meetings to conferences to film festivals. Plus, we may throw in something special, like a members-only dinner with a Nobel laureate.

YOU’LL BE DOING GOOD.

Support from our members is what keeps IPI going. Your membership fee provides a valuable and independent source of funding without which we couldn’t carry out our global mission to protect media freedom.

Our members make us unique. By joining IPI and sharing your voice, time and experience, you help to create a strong community. Without members like you, there is no IPI!

YOU’LL PICK UP A FEW PERKS.

All our members enjoy discounts and special offers at all our events and partner events, including the IPI World Congress.

We offer special global hotel and training discounts through our partners – our way of helping you out with your everyday life!

Your personalised IPI membership card will identify you as part of our global community.