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SAFETY & SECURITY FOR JOURNALISTS

Please note: The inclusion of a resource in this list does not imply endorsement by the NewsGuild of New York. If you have any additions, suggestions, or edits to this list, please Email us with the subject line "Journalist's Resource List Update".

 

Article 19's Conflict & Security
"Freedom of expression and freedom of information are often the first casualties at times of conflict or security crackdowns. ARTICLE 19 campaigns for respect for diverse and free speech and for unrestricted information. We believe they are crucial in promoting peace and security and ending conflict."
https://www.article19.org/pages/en/conflict-security.html

 

CPJ Journalist Assistance Services
"The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes Press Freedom worldwide. We provide legal, medical, and relocation assistance to journalists at risk."
https://www.cpj.org/campaigns/assistance/

 

CPJ Journalist Security Guide
"The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes Press Freedom worldwide. This guide details what journalists need to know in a new and changing world. It is aimed at local and international journalists of varied levels of experience. The guide outlines basic preparedness for new journalists taking on their first assignments around the world, offers refresher information for mid-career journalists returning to the field, and provides advice on complex issues such as digital security and threat assessment for journalists of all experience levels."
https://www.cpj.org/reports/2012/04/journalist-security-guide.php
PDF: https://www.cpj.org/security/guide.pdf

 

Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma: A Project of Columbia Journalism School
"[D]edicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy... The Dart Center provides journalists around the world with the resources necessary to meet this challenge, drawing on a global, interdisciplinary network of news professionals, mental health experts, educators and researchers."
http://dartcenter.org/resources

 

Front Line Defenders
"Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders." Includes grants, training, advocacy, emergency hotline & relocation services.
https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/
Twitter: @FrontLineHRD

 

Frontline Freelance Register
"Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) is run by freelancers, for freelancers. FFR is open to actively working, international freelance foreign and confict journalists who take physical risks in their work, and sign up to the Code of Conduct. We aim to provide members with representation and a sense of community, vital in this fragmented profession." Incudes Resources.
http://www.frontlinefreelance.org/

 

Global Journalist Security
"Global Journalist Security, a consulting & training organization for journalists, human rights defenders & NGOs."
https://www.journalistsecurity.net/
Twitter: @JournoSecurity

 

International News Safety Institute
"INSI provides real-time, practical information, training and research to help journalists around the world do their jobs safely."
http://www.newssafety.org/home/
Twitter: @INSInews

 

IWMF - Journalist Safety
“Every year, women journalists are killed, assaulted, threatened and defamed – all in pursuit of the truth. The IWMF takes a stand against heavy-handed brutality designed to silence the truth by providing much-needed emergency assistance, research about the problem, awareness raising and preventative security training for women journalists.”
https://www.iwmf.org/our-issues/journalist-safety/

 

IWMF’s Emergency Fund For Journalists In Crisis
“We established the IWMF Emergency Fund in 2013 to provide women journalists with a lifeline of support in times of crisis. Now more than ever, journalists around the world face real dangers as a result of their reporting.”
https://www.iwmf.org/programs/emergency-fund/

 

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières)
"Reporters Without Borders fights for press freedom all over the world. " Offers resources, training, loan of body armor, helmets, and distress beacons, a 24 hour emergency hotline, and insurance for "freelancers of any nationality, or staff journalists not covered by an employer insurance policy."
https://rsf.org/en
Twitter: @RSF_en

 

RSF’s Safety Guide for Journalists: A handbook for reporters in high-risk environments
From UNESCO & Reporters Without Borders
PDF: https://rsf.org/sites/default/files/guide_journaliste_rsf_2015_en.pdf

 

RISC: Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues
"RISC is dedicated to promoting the safety of freelance journalists in combat zones... RISC trainings are provided free of cost to experienced, published freelance conflict journalists."
http://risctraining.org/

 

Rory Peck Trust
"The Rory Peck Trust is the only organisation dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers around the world."
https://rorypecktrust.org/
Twitter: @rorypecktrust

 

UNESCO: Safety of Journalists
Safety of Journalists Information from the United Nations
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/freedom-of-expression/safety-of-journalists/