World Association of News Publishers


safety of journalists

Protecting the physical safety of journalists starts well before they head out into the field. While trainings that address physical and mental safety are important, it is essential that journalists negotiate a contract that ensures their well-being in case something goes wrong. But because of the costs of doing so, some media outlets are hesitant to create consistent protocol.

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Andrew Heslop

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2020-02-13 10:59

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Andrew Heslop

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2020-02-13 10:22

What is the cost of keeping yourself safe when you’re a journalist? Journalists, editors and security managers help us start to understand how money can be a safety concern in itself, especially for freelancers who are often left on their own to negotiate budgets and insurance coverage.

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Andrew Heslop

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2020-01-30 11:48

Members of the powerful Ampatuan family have been sentenced for their role in masterminding the 23 November 2009 massacre of 58 people in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao, Mindanao island. Amongst the dead were 32 journalists and media workers, representing the worst single attack against media professionals on record.

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-12-19 12:26

As we mark another International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on 2 November, the IFEX network salutes some of the many ways people are working to make it safer for journalists to do their work.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-10-31 05:28

2 November is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. 9 out of 10 cases are unresolved. 93% of killed journalists were local journalists. It is up to all of us to help protect journalists, so that they may continue to inform us.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-10-31 05:11

Marking the second anniversary of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) condemns the ongoing impunity surrounding her death and reiterates calls for justice.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-10-16 16:25

World’s press continues to demand justice for Saudi journalist murdered in Turkey by operatives sent from the Kingdom and widely believed to be acting under orders of the country’s highest authority.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-10-01 13:24

Journalists are increasingly the target of insults or threats from individuals or groups online, which can have physical impacts and should no longer be seen as separate from the offline world. The goal of the harassment? Censorship. And women bear the brunt of the abuse, which is usually gendered and sexualised.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-09-13 10:45

Young people were practically born with a cell phone in-hand. But being internet savvy doesn’t necessarily translate to knowing the risks online. For the new generation of journalists, having an internet presence can be crucial to getting more work, but journalism schools and newsrooms must do better to ensure that young journalists know about digital threats and online harassment.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-09-13 10:10

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