The JX Fund works with a broad network of collaborators, including experienced project partners, international organizations, and experts in various fields, as well as the exile media outlets themselves. In close consultation with these partners and in our own studies, we analyze and assess global developments in the exile media landscape and canvas the existing needs and available resources. This allows us to work with our international partners to dynamically tailor our program according to the challenges faced by media outlets in exile, and to meet their needs effectively.

The JX Fund can draw upon a diverse body of knowledge from network partners. They share our goal of promoting the press freedom and freedom of information on a global level, and also ascribe to the values outlined in the Declaration of the Duties and Rights of Journalists signed in Munich in 1971.

Our work would not be possible without the knowledge and experience of our network, along with their shared commitment to fostering the emergence of a strong and independent exile media landscape. We would like to thank all of them for their invaluable support.

Our Project Partners


The aim of the JX Fund and our partner organizations is to foster the development of a dynamic and sustainable support structure for media outlets and journalists in exile. To achieve this, we continually assess the needs of media in exile, allowing us to respond in a targeted manner. Our approach to this is twofold: Firstly, we identify and promote existing support; and secondly, we work closely with our project partners to fill any gaps in what is currently offered by developing and delivering targeted projects and support programs.


Centre for Media Studies at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

The Centre for Media Studies of the SSE in Riga supports the development of a transnational form of journalism and the emergence of sustainable media organizations. To this end, it works to build global networks among journalists and works with media outlets to deliver training and professional development programs. The JX Fund worked together with The Fix and the Centre for Media Studies of the SSE Riga to carry out the study “Rebuilding Russian Media – Successes, Challenges and the Road Ahead”.


European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

The ECPMF is a non-profit organization that champions freedom of the press and freedom of information in Europe. It documents violations of press freedom and develops programs aimed at delivering practical support to journalists. Together with the ECPMF, the JX Fund has initiated a study that investigates media habits among the Ukrainian diaspora in Germany. The survey is being carried out by the German market research and opinion polling company forsa. Additionally, the ECPMF and the JX Fund have created a hub for providing legal aid to media outlets in exile.


Journalists in Need Network (jinn)

Jinn helps media from crisis regions and media workers at risk. It was initiated by Dekabristen e.V. and a few Russian and German journalists in the first weeks of the Russian full-scale war on Ukraine in 2022 to provide emergency support. Current programs aim at capacity building of Belarusian and Russian media outlets and at advancing investigative and cross-border journalism. Together with jinn, the JX Fund administered the “Connecting the Dots” research grants and set up the “Berlin Incubator for Media in Exile” (BIMEX), which helps independent media outlets from Belarus and Russia to draft funding, development, and stabilization strategies.


Mass Media Defence Centre

The Mass Media Defence Centre is an NGO focused on providing legal protection to Russian media organizations and journalists. It offers at-risk media outlets and journalists legal advice or helps them to find pro-bono legal representation. Together with the Mass Media Defence Centre, the JX Fund launched the information platform “Shpargalka,” which outlines the legal situation for exiled journalists in 14 different countries, helping them to decide which country would suit them best.


Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT)

MiCT is a non-profit that promotes the training of journalists and the development and delivery of media programming and content. With the support of the JX Fund, MiCT developed a part of the the fellowship program “Critical Voices,” which provided legal, financial, and strategic support to journalists from Belarus and Russia, enabling them to continue their journalism while in exile.



n-ost is a network of European journalists and media aiming at a more integrated European media sphere and developing collaborative and transnational forms of foreign reporting. Together with n-ost, the JX Fund has launched the “Ukraine Incubator”: It helps hybrid Ukrainian editorial teams to network and develop sustainable perspectives for their journalistic work under conditions of war. The workshop “Decolonizing Journalism” gave media professionals the opportunity to deal on a personal, scientific and journalistic level with Russian colonialism and its traces in post-Soviet journalism.


The Fix

The Fix observes global developments in journalism. Together with the Centre for Media Studies at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, The Fix carried out a study commissioned by the JX Fund titled “Rebuilding Russian Media in Exile – Successes, Challenges and the Road Ahead.” The study investigates the current state of Russian media in exile around the world and highlights their structural and financial needs.


Our Expert Advisors


When it comes to awarding grants or selecting participants for a particular project, the JX Fund works with independent expert commitees. The members of this five-person committee are chosen on the basis of relevant regional knowledge and expertise in the fields of journalism and media development, with a new line-up every six months. Together with this expert committee, the JX Fund discusses the applications and reaches decisions based on clear selection criteria.

The JX Fund also works with a pool of international experts when developing the different components of its support program.

Regional expertise
They are highly familiar with the political, societal, and economic structures, as well as the key players and opportunities of a specific region.

Media development expertise
They can draw on a wealth of professional knowledge regarding the development of business and funding models for media.

They provide expertise in broad, overarching topics, such as journalism, promoting democracy, or media in exile.

Media Outlets in Exile


The JX Fund is in constant and direct dialogue with media outlets in exile. This ensures that we can accurately identify their current needs, the challenges they are facing, and possible ways of providing support, allowing us to respond in a targeted manner. Together with our network, we assess our own support measures and projects as well as those of our partners and adapt them to the shifting landscape of media outlets in exile. In addition, the JX Fund acts as an international hub, linking up a range of institutions that deal with the issue of journalism in exile with civil society organizations, media publishers, and the exiled journalists and editorial teams themselves. In this role, we help to set up interviews, recommend participants for conferences, and bring together different parties whose needs and interests might align.



In order to achieve our objective of fostering the sustainability of media outlets in exile, we are in constant contact with other organizations in the field.

fome – Forum Media and Development

Forum Media and Development (fome) is a German network for international media development whose aim is to strengthen independent media within developing and newly industrialized countries. At its annual symposium, its members come together to discuss issues related to sustainable media development.


Hannah Arendt Initiative

The Hannah Arendt Initiative is a network founded by the German Foreign Office and the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media dedicated to protecting at-risk media outlets and journalists. The network seeks to facilitate a continuous evolution of support measures and programs in the field.