The Rory Peck Trust is the only organisation in the world dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance journalists worldwide. The work of the Trust is made up of three main components:
- Freelance Assistance: The Freelance Assistance Programme is at the heart of our work, providing direct financial and practical support to freelance newsgatherers and their families globally.
- Freelance Resources: Our online resources provide important information and advice on a range of topics including safety, security, and professional development.
- Rory Peck Awards: The Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony, are uniquely dedicated to the work of freelance cameeramen and camerawomen in news and current affairs.
The principal objectives of RPT 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.
Our history & work
The Rory Peck Trust was set up in 1995 in memory of freelance cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed in Moscow in 1993. RPT remains totally independent and relies on contributions from corporations, trusts, foundations and individuals to carry out its work. Based in London, we work globally with a range of international and local partners. Find out about our patron, board, associates and staff.
Rory Peck Awards
The Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony, are uniquely dedicated to the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in news and current affairs. Held annually since 1995, they honour camerawork but also take into account journalistic ability and individual endeavour.