The Rory Peck Trust is an organisation dedicated to the support, safety, and welfare of freelance news-gatherers around the globe.
Established in 1995, in memory of freelance cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed in Moscow in 1993, the principal objectives of the Trust are: to provide practical assistance and support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide, to raise their profile, promote their welfare and safety, and to support their right to report freely, and without fear.
Based in London, the Trust works globally with a network of international and local partners, and is totally independent, relying on contributions from corporations, trusts, foundations, and individuals to carry out its work. We believe that freelancers play an important and integral role within news-gathering, 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.
A panel discussion on the physical, digital, and psychological risks for photographers covering political rallies, protests, and events in an increasingly polarised environment leading up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.Learn More