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The Network for Media Freedom Defenders in the Arab World (SANAD)
In December of 2011 the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) hosted the Forum for Defenders of Media Freedom in Amman, Jordan. Inspired by the massive civil protests that swept the region in the early part of the year, and concerned by the increasingly autocratic responses of governments and their effects on journalists, those attending the forum agreed to form a coalition of civil society organizations committed to defending media freedoms.
Since 2011, the Network for Media Freedom Defenders in the Arab World (SANAD), has produced three annual reports documenting and analyzing violations against media in the region. Violations against the media are detected and documented by researchers with SANAD’s “Ain” program which trains and supports monitoring teams in Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, while researchers conduct remote monitoring where conflict prohibits monitoring teams from operating.
Through the SANAD project, CDFJ seeks to institutionalize its efforts to monitor and defend media freedoms in the Arab world. Towards that end, CDFJ has launched a web-based observatory to shed light on violations of media rights, expose perpetrators of crimes against journalists and provide a venue for networking between journalists and advocates of media freedoms.
If you are interested in supporting SANAD’s work or the activities of CDFJ more broadly please contact our fundraising team at Mays@cdfj.org