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Journalists’ safety

The safety of journalists on the ground and online is one of Eric’s main concerns at AFP and is a central theme of Eric’s class on covering international conflict reporting at Hong Kong Baptist University. Here are some recommended resources:

The Committee to Protect Journalists defends media freedom and publishes safety guidelines.

https://cpj.org/

Reporters Without Border’s safety guide for journalists.

https://rsf.org/sites/default/files/safety_guide_2017.pdf

The Online Harassment Field Manual from PEN America.

https://onlineharassmentfieldmanual.pen.org/

The National Association of Journalists Association guide to safety and coping.

https://www.nabj.org/page/CopingSafetyResources

The International Women’s Media Foundation: “IWMF is the only NGO that offers safety training, reporting trips, and byline opportunities, all tailored to female journalists – both established and upcoming”.

https://www.iwmf.org/about/

The DART Center specialises in offering guidelines on dealing with traumatic situations.

https://dartcenter.org/

The Rory Peck Trust is focused on helping freelance journalists.

https://rorypecktrust.org/

The International Press Institute is the oldest press freedom organisation, dating back to 1950.

https://ipi.media/