Exile Media – Mapping the challenges faced by independent media in exile

This report aims to explore and offer a framework for understanding the challenges exile media currently face. Our experience working with individual (exile) media partners and facilitating collaboration, has been one of the inspirations for this report. The knowledge produced here will further inform and inspire our future activities, creating a positive loop where knowledge creation plays a critical role. Exile media perform a valuable role in providing information about and for some of the most repressive countries in the world. Their work deserves to be acknowledged and supported.

At the core of this report is a study conducted by Anežka Hlinovská and Nesle de Schutter between February and June 2021. They conducted semi-structured interviews with 15 participants, including both journalists in exile and journalists working for exile media outlets while still in their home country. This has been supplemented by knowledgeproduced by Free Press Unlimited’s internal Community of Practice on Exile Media between 2018 and 2020. These sources have been compiled and edited into the present publication by our Knowledge and Quality department.


Year Country Organisation Author Type
2022 Global Free Press Unlimited Schoot Uiterkamp, T. report, research report
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1, Intermediate Outcome 2, Intermediate Outcome 3 collaboration, conflict, digital safety, exiled media, financial sustainability, journalist safety, media in exile, networking, safety, security Download/link