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  • UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists

    The UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity aims to create a free and safe environment for journalists and media workers, both in conflict and non-conflict situations, with a view to strengthening peace, democracy and development worldwide. UNESCO actively promotes the safety of those who produce journalism and believes that they have the right to work free from the threat of violence and to ensure the right to freedom of opinion and expression for all.

  • IREX SAFE - Securing Access to Free Expression

    SAFE – Securing Access to Free Expression is IREX’s flagship effort to enable media practitioners and human rights defenders to work as safely as possible in closed and closing spaces. SAFE serves to equip media practitioners and human rights defenders with the means to resiliently continue their important work, and manage—as well as mitigate—the risks and threats they face.

  • ACOS Freelance Journalist Safety Principles

    The Freelance Journalist Safety Principles are a comprehensive set of practices aimed at embedding a culture of safety across newsrooms and journalists worldwide. This is a first step in a long-term campaign to convince news organisations and journalists to adopt these standards globally. The ACOS Alliance (A Culture Of Safety Alliance) is a coalition of news organizations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices for freelance and local journalists worldwide.

  • INSI Safety Advisories

    INSI Advisories provide guidelines on safety issues from ‘How to protect yourself while covering protests’ to ‘Covering wars and conflicts’. International News Safety Institute (INSI) is a member-based organisation dedicated to journalists’ safety and is a vital forum for networking and information sharing via its membership portal, alerts and advisories, workshops, regional meetings and webinar discussions.

  • Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers

    Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers is set of online resources designed to meet the unique needs of freelance journalists. RPT’s new Digital Security Guide was published in July 2018. The Rory Peck Trust provides practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide, assisting them in times of crisis and helping them to work more safely and professionally.

  • IMS Documents Best Practices on the Safety of Journalists

    Defending Journalism  is a global study by International Media Support (IMS), that analyses the efforts to safeguard journalists in seven countries where environments of conflict and instability challenges the ability of journalists to produce good, in-depth journalism. It aims to provide a mapping and greater understanding of what works and what does not work when it comes to addressing the safety of journalists.

  • UNESCO Report 'An Attack on One is an Attack on All'

    An Attack on One is an Attack on All, is a UNESCO publication by Larry Kilman which looks at the innovative, successful ways in which media companies, individual journalists and civil society organisations are coming together to improve journalist safety and end impunity – and working successfully with governments in some cases.

  • Journalists and Safety Training Report by Dart Center

    The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma surveyed 247 journalists around the world about the safety trainings they attended, the skills they acquired and the gaps between these trainings and their professional needs on the ground. This report, prepared by an interdisciplinary team of researchers in psychology, occupational safety and journalism practice, details the results. Click here for the full report.

  • Free Press Unlimited (FPU)

    Safety is a basic need for independent media. Journalists who are subjected to personal threats or obstructed by laws or censorship cannot fulfil their crucial role as a source of objective, unbiased information. That is why Free Press Unlimited assigns top priority to creating safe working conditions for journalists. Over the years, we trained a large number of journalists and media organisations, helping them to arm themselves against violence and to communicate without other parties ‘listening in’. Additionally, Free Press Unlimited also manages an emergency fund for media workers, develops safety tools and actively advocates for a safer working environment for journalists worldwide.

    Free Press Unlimited

    International Media Support

    International Federation of Journalists

    Article 19

    Freedom House

    Committee to Protect Journalists

    PEN International

    ACOS Alliance

    International Women’s Media Foundation

    IFEX

RESOURCES
  • UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists

    The UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity aims to create a free and safe environment for journalists and media workers, both in conflict and non-conflict situations, with a view to strengthening peace, democracy and development worldwide. UNESCO actively promotes the safety of those who produce journalism and believes that they have the right to work free from the threat of violence and to ensure the right to freedom of opinion and expression for all.

  • IREX SAFE - Securing Access to Free Expression

    SAFE – Securing Access to Free Expression is IREX’s flagship effort to enable media practitioners and human rights defenders to work as safely as possible in closed and closing spaces. SAFE serves to equip media practitioners and human rights defenders with the means to resiliently continue their important work, and manage—as well as mitigate—the risks and threats they face.

  • ACOS Freelance Journalist Safety Principles

    The Freelance Journalist Safety Principles are a comprehensive set of practices aimed at embedding a culture of safety across newsrooms and journalists worldwide. This is a first step in a long-term campaign to convince news organisations and journalists to adopt these standards globally. The ACOS Alliance (A Culture Of Safety Alliance) is a coalition of news organizations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices for freelance and local journalists worldwide.

  • INSI Safety Advisories

    INSI Advisories provide guidelines on safety issues from ‘How to protect yourself while covering protests’ to ‘Covering wars and conflicts’. International News Safety Institute (INSI) is a member-based organisation dedicated to journalists’ safety and is a vital forum for networking and information sharing via its membership portal, alerts and advisories, workshops, regional meetings and webinar discussions.

  • Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers

    Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers is set of online resources designed to meet the unique needs of freelance journalists. RPT’s new Digital Security Guide was published in July 2018. The Rory Peck Trust provides practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide, assisting them in times of crisis and helping them to work more safely and professionally.

  • IMS Documents Best Practices on the Safety of Journalists

    Defending Journalism  is a global study by International Media Support (IMS), that analyses the efforts to safeguard journalists in seven countries where environments of conflict and instability challenges the ability of journalists to produce good, in-depth journalism. It aims to provide a mapping and greater understanding of what works and what does not work when it comes to addressing the safety of journalists.

  • UNESCO Report 'An Attack on One is an Attack on All'

    An Attack on One is an Attack on All, is a UNESCO publication by Larry Kilman which looks at the innovative, successful ways in which media companies, individual journalists and civil society organisations are coming together to improve journalist safety and end impunity – and working successfully with governments in some cases.

  • Journalists and Safety Training Report by Dart Center

    The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma surveyed 247 journalists around the world about the safety trainings they attended, the skills they acquired and the gaps between these trainings and their professional needs on the ground. This report, prepared by an interdisciplinary team of researchers in psychology, occupational safety and journalism practice, details the results. Click here for the full report.

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  • Free Press Unlimited (FPU)

    Safety is a basic need for independent media. Journalists who are subjected to personal threats or obstructed by laws or censorship cannot fulfil their crucial role as a source of objective, unbiased information. That is why Free Press Unlimited assigns top priority to creating safe working conditions for journalists. Over the years, we trained a large number of journalists and media organisations, helping them to arm themselves against violence and to communicate without other parties ‘listening in’. Additionally, Free Press Unlimited also manages an emergency fund for media workers, develops safety tools and actively advocates for a safer working environment for journalists worldwide.

    Free Press Unlimited

    International Media Support

    International Federation of Journalists

    Article 19

    Freedom House

    Committee to Protect Journalists

    PEN International

    ACOS Alliance

    International Women’s Media Foundation

    IFEX