The non-governmental organisation »Reporter ohne Grenzen« (ROG), (Reporters without Borders) is the German branch of the umbrella organisation »Reporter sans frontières« (RSF), which was founded in France in 1985. The internationally active NGO campaigns for freedom of the press and against censorship worldwide. The organisation is also committed to helping journalists who are imprisoned for political reasons. The German section of RSF is a registered non-profit association based in Berlin and has been active since 1994.
We developed a new key visual for the German section in close cooperation with RSF in 2022. The visual language we developed addresses, visualises, and communicates aspects of »uncovering« and »making visible«. Thus the key visual simultaneously refers to the two interlinked thematic fields that characterise RSF’s work. It refers both to free journalism, which provides uncensored information and backgrounds, and to RSF’s ambitious work of making visible colleagues from the media landscape who have been censored. The clear, high-contrast motif has a high recognition value and can be used in a variety of ways in different media.