News & Views

Stay up-to-date with our work, new initiatives, the Rory Peck Awards and issues related to safety, security and professional development.

General Social Media Banner Red

Emergency Appeal for Journalism and Media Support

RPT signs the Emergency Appeal for Journalism and Media Support

Annual report cover

Launch of the Annual Report for the Council of Europe Platform

‘Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal’, report says.

Here to help

Announcing the COVID-19 Hardship Fund for freelancers

Are you struggling due to COVID-19? The Rory Peck Trust is here for you!

Image: Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein

Call for imprisoned journalists to be freed as COVID-19 puts lives at risk

Concerns grow for unjustly detained journalists in prisons worldwide.

Raphael Njoroge photo

Help us to help you during COVID-19 – complete our survey!

How can we best help freelance journalists worldwide at this time?


BLOG: Shooting in Cuba with the Buena Vista Social Club Generation of Revolutionary Filmmakers

The first part of a blog series by Rory Peck Award-winner, Rodrigo Vázquez.

Clockwise from top left: Jamal Khashoggi (killed in 2018), Marie Colvin (killed in 2012), Ahmad Shah (killed in 2018), Rory Peck (killed in 1995), Daphne Caruana Galizia (killed in 2017), Maharram Durrani (killed in 2018), Christopher Allen (killed in 2017), and Lyra McKee (killed in 2019).

BLOG: When a journalist is killed …

What happens when a journalist is killed? A guest blog by former broadcast journalist and Professor of Political Journalism at the University of Sussex, Ivor Gaber.


British media reacts to Christopher Allen’s story

The discussion surrounding the murder of freelance journalist Christopher Allen in the House of Lords on 22 January has sparked the news world’s attention.

Untitled design (18)

“Those responsible will be held to account”

The response from the House of Lords when the question of response to violence against journalists was raised on 22 January, 2020, by the Trust’s patron, Lord Black of Brentwood.

BBC's The Firing Line

Check out the Rory Peck Award finalists on BBC’s The Firing Line

Tune in as the BBC goes behind the camera to speak to the freelance journalists who captured some of the most important stories in the news this past year.

Screenshot (4)

Don’t miss the Rory Peck Awards finalists on Channel 4 this week

Four of this year’s Rory Peck Awards finalists will be on Channel 4 this week in a series of short films exploring the motivations and incredible stories behind their work.

To read more News & Views from past years, please click below.

News Archive