journalists@risk™

Tips for journalists working in hostile environments

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Reporters Without Borders – S.O.S. Press

SOS Presse phone number: (33) 1 4777-7414

Mental Health of Journalists Covering Traumatic Events

How journalists can protect their mental and emotional health while covering traumatic events

Packing for War

By James W. Crawley, MRE WebmasterI have covered a couple of real military operations and dozens of training ops in nearly 10 years of...

Surviving an Abduction

Abduction advice from the International News Safety Institute.
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Women Reporting War

Summary of preliminary survey on safety issues faced by females in the news media who work in areas of conflictSponsored by the Swedish International...
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Safety First – INSI

1. Be physically and mentally prepared. Go on a Hostile Environment course that includes basic first aid training before your assignment if at all...
Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, 2001

RE-EVALUATE RISKS

Journalists in dangerous situations must constantly re-evaluate risks and know when to back down.

Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations

A Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Southern Lebanon, 2006

Body Armor

The most important thing to remember about body armor is this: Bulletproof vests are not bullet proof. Body armor may stop some projectiles, but...

Health and Hygiene

Climatic conditions, terrain, and a number of endemic diseases all make the hazards to health in hot climates greater than elsewhere.In addition, the difficulties...

Scary Stuff

Flashbacks

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