RESOURCES

 PRACTICAL SAFETY GUIDANCE 
 FOR FREELANCE & LOCAL JOURNALISTS & NEWSROOMS

 

We've produced this toolbox of top safety resources to help freelancers and editors prepare for specific safety challenges and to help them achieve the standards set out in the Freelance Journalist Safety Principles.  

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Learn how to manage your online safety, get educated and find support in this curated list of digital security resources, courses and assistance.  

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Advice and information on affordable, accessible insurance cover for freelance and local journalists, including fixers, stringers and drivers. 

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Contracts have a direct impact on safety. This resource contains templates and advice to help freelancers negotiate fair & reasonable terms. In English & Arabic. 

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Advisories and webinars covering risk assessment and planning to situational awareness and on-the-ground tactics. Valuable information and guidance for any protest situation

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A dynamic set of recommendations which seeks to build consensus around journalist safety training standards and practices. Microsite in progress.

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Essential safety tools and templates  including our Freelance Safety Checklist and News Organisations Safety Self Assessment, plus partner risk assessments & advisories all in one place. 

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Practical guidance for news managers on how to cover the pandemic safely (in English, French, Spanish & Arabic). Plus essential advisories & webinars from ACOS partners. 

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Psychological health is an important part of safety. This resource provides practical guides to help editors and freelancers understand the effects of trauma and the tools to build resilience.  

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Legal threats and lawsuits are becoming popular methods of attack against journalists. This resource shows freelancers where to go for legal assistance, information and advice.