About The Rory Peck Trust

The Rory Peck Trust is the only organisation dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers around the world.

Alberto Arce in Libya

Who we are & What we do

The principal objectives of the Trust are to provide practical assistance and support to freelance newsgatherers and their families worldwide, to raise their profile, promote their welfare and safety, and to support their right to report freely and without fear.

We believe that freelancers play an important and integral role within newsgathering and see the Trust’s role in protecting and supporting them as a practical and significant contribution to independent journalism and the free flow of information. 

Based in London, the Trust works globally, with a network of international and local partners.
The Rory Peck Trust was set up in 1995 in memory of freelance cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed in Moscow in 1993. The Trust is totally independent and relies on contributions from corporations, trusts, foundations and individuals to carry out its work.

Three main areas of our work:

  1. The Freelance Assistance Programme
  2. Freelance Resources
  3. The Rory Peck Awards

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