NEWS ORGANIZATIONS PLAY A
KEY ROLE IN
THE SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS
NEWS ORGANIZATIONS SAFETY SELF-ASSESSMENT
Developed by the Alliance and key signatories, the News Organizations Safety Self-Assessment provides a tool for news outlets to review and improve their current safety practices and protocols. It should help news organizations to identify and better understand their own weaknesses and strengths in relation to the security of all individuals working for them exposed to danger, including freelancers.
The Self-Assessment should prompt a constructive conversation around best practices and encourage practical and effective ways to advance these internally. The suggested Self-Assessment is a template and can be modified and adapted according to the nature of the news organization. It can also be used to inform mechanisms already in place.
This resource is a collaboration between the ACOS Alliance, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, Free Press Unlimited, Frontline Freelance Register, International Federation of Journalists, International News Safety Institute, International Media Support, International Press Institute, International Women's Media Foundation, Reporters Without Borders and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. These organizations recognize the crucial role that news managers, publishers, executive directors and editors play in advancing a culture of safety and have come together in partnership to create and promote this useful resource.
These translations have been made possible by the Committee to Protect Journalists.