UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt made the announcement at the first Global Conference for Media Freedom in London.
The Conference the first of its kind, was also attended by Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash, Member of Parliament Swapan Das Gupta and Kanchan Gupta, Member, Press Council.
On the occasion, Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash said that being the world’s largest democracy which is witnessing a massive media boom, we welcome such initiatives to strengthen media freedom across the world.
A Surya Prakash also added that, journalists working in conflict zones face grave threat to their safety.
Therefore a special fund for their defence is a welcome move.