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.

Reporters Without Border’s safety guide for journalists.

The Online Harassment Field Manual from PEN America.

Women’s Guide to Cyber Safety

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

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”.

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

The Rory Peck Trust is focused on helping freelance journalists.

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