journalists@risk™

Tips for journalists working in hostile environments

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...
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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...
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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...

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...
Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, 2001

RE-EVALUATE RISKS

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

Mental Health of Journalists Covering Traumatic Events

How journalists can protect their mental and emotional health while covering traumatic events
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How to Handle Ambushes and Road Blocks

The best way to handle a road block is to be on the side of the blockers ;)

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...

ECPMF Alarm Centre for Female Journalists under Threat

On 8 March 2016, the ECPMF created a special Women’s Reporting Point to address and raise awareness on increasing threats against female journalists.Threats can...

Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations

A Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations from the Committee to Protect Journalists.