WHY IT’S IMPORTANT THAT IPI MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE
The IPI network is only as strong as the members who make it. Members strengthen the network through their fees and through participating in its work.
Members engaging with our work and paying their fees is what gives IPI its independence — beholden to no-one but the people like you who make up the network, whose insights and guidance we rely on to understand needs, define IPI strategies and work for the change we want to see.
We also understand that the Covid-19 shock mixed with the ongoing disruption of media makes these difficult times. We don’t want the ability to pay to be an obstacle to becoming or remaining an IPI member.
Since 1950, the IPI global network has brought the world’s leading journalists, editors and publishers together to share our experiences, learn from each other and support each other in defence of press freedom and journalists’ rights. Now, more than ever, that network matters as journalism transitions to an uncertain future and we rebuild its resilience to withstand the many challenges it faces today, from disinformation and the business disruption to the lure of authoritarianism.
Through this time members have provided a major portion of the financial certainty that is essential to underpin the work of the network. To sustain this we need to ask those that can afford to pay to continue to do so, and to thank them for this. We also know that to maintain a truly representative global network at this crucial moment we will need to be flexible in how we approach fees for some of our colleagues.