Safety in journalism
In the last 10 years, over 500 journalists and media workers have been killed worldwide for reporting the news – many local journalists targeted often in direct reprisal for their reporting. Journalists reporting on local conflicts, corruption and other illegal activities also face threats of abduction, hostage taking, harassment, illegal arrest and detention.
What we do
IMS’ Safety and Protection Mechanism combines specialist training with practical safety measures and advocacy, and is implemented together with local journalists, professional associations and NGOs, as well as other international media development organisations. Learn more about our approach to working with the safety of journalists.
|Journalism ethics||24/7 telephone hotlines for journalists||Monitoring attacks on media|
|Local and international media laws and code of conduct||Safe houses||Dialogue between military and media|
|Conflict sensitive journalism||Safety fund for emergency assistance to journalists and their families||Media law reform|
|Learning to make a risk analysis of the media working environment and basic first aid skills||Safety equipment||Campaigns promoting journalists’ safety|
|Social media (i.e. the use of security alerts via sms) and digital journalism||Legal advice||Coordinated international support to safety and protection measures|
|Photo journalism and film||Trauma counselling||Guides and handbooks on the safety of journalists|
|Secure communications and ICT security|