The Kality foundation is a Swedish NGO that was established to provide financial assistance to reporters and photographers worldwide who are imprisoned as a result of their journalistic work. We can also provide emergency funding to journalists who risk imprisonment.

The information provided here will not be disclosed or shared with anyone outside our organization. Your application is important for us to determine if we can provide support or not. Organizations and individuals can apply on behalf of someone who can not apply for themselves. We process applications running and aim to respond within 14 days.

Please answer the following questions and send us your application by e-mail to or by mailing to the address below:

Svenska Journalistförbundet
Box 1116
111 81 Stockholm

Phone: +46(0)8-613 75 47 (The Swedish Union of Journalists)

You can also download the application form here:

File formats available:
DOC: Application_Kalityfoundation
PDF: Application_Kalityfoundation




Personal information for applying journalist

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • E-mail
  • Telephone number
  • Current residence

Seeking support on behalf of a journalist

If you are applying on behalf of a journalist unable to complete this form please provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Relationship to journalist applying for assistance
  • E-mail
  • Telephone number

Copies of documents submitted

Kindly indicate which (if any) of the following documents are attached to the application.

  • Press card / press articles / support and authenticating documents:
  • Passport / visa / residence permit:
  • Letters of support from human rights or press freedom organization:
  • Other:

Professional information

  • What media outlets have you (or the journalist you are applying for) worked for? (print, online, television, radio, blog, other)
  • Please state the contact details (and if available the web address) of these media outlets

Current status

  • Imprisoned:
  • Risking imprisonment:


Please specify the reason for requesting assistance from the Kality foundation. We provide assistance to journalists who are imprisoned or risk imprisonment as a direct result of their journalistic work. Please describe your case and how your activities as a journalist are linked to these criteria. Kindly provide a brief description with details and dates of your activities as a journalist. If you are currently living in exile we ask you to explain how your current situation causes you to risk imprisonment.

What do you need?

Please list specific needs and expenses.

References (obligatory information)

Please provide contact information for 2-3 sources who can verify your story. State name, email, telephone number and describe your relationship to these references.




If you have been in contact with other human rights or press freedom organizations regarding your case we ask you to provide us with their contact information since it will help us in the process of verifying your application.




We reserve the right to contact trusted NGO:s within our network regarding your case. If you do not wish us to do so kindly indicate this here.


Information regarding transferring of funds

Kindly provide the information necessary to transfer funds to you should your application be approved. Choose either a transfer to a bank account or through Western union. Kindly fill in all information asked for. Due to administrative reasons the fastest way to arrange the transfer is if you provide us with a bank account number.

Bank account

  • Name of bank:
  • Swift code:
  • IBAN/account number:
  • Name of account holder:

Western union

  • Full name:
  • Complete address (street name, zip code, country):

Additional notes

Please provide us with any additional information about your case.

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