Essential safety resources for journalists and media workers

The threats, challenges and pressures facing journalists and media workers are on the rise, and many of these will directly affect their mental and physical safety. 

Fundamentally, journalists should not be restricted or threatened in doing their job: holding power to account and informing the public.

Yet around the world journalists are facing mounting challenges. Whether it is in the workplace, online or in the field, covering crises or reporting on elections, media organisations must take steps to ensure that their journalists and media workers are both equipped to deal with potential challenges to their safety, and that steps have been taken to address known issues that could pose harm to their staff.

Journalists and media workers must also have access to resources and training to allow them to feel reassured in how best to deal with threats to their safety.

This page is dedicated to reports, resources and tools that might be of use to news organisations, their staff and freelance journalists with regards to keeping safe.
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Resources for Media Workers Covering the Conflict in Ukraine

February 2022
A list of recommended tools and resources for journalists and media organisations covering the fast-developing conflict in Ukraine.

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Public media organisations providing mental health services for staff

More public media organisations are offering mental health services and support for employees to improve mental health and wellbeing.

The #NotOK event was held at Canada House.

Front lines and online: New podcast explores the dangers facing journalists today

Episode 4 of PMA’s podcast explores the variety of threats facing journalists, how journalists respond, and whether there are any solutions.

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Journalist safety: Advice issued ahead of major global sporting events

While quarantine and “social bubbles” have become the new norm for journalists attending international sporting events, there are growing concerns for their safety on the ground ahead of this year’s Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup.


Report: Impact of Covid-19 on media in Southeast Asia

A research report into the key impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the media across Southeast Asia, and a draft Media Recovery Plan.

New flyer released to help protect German journalists

A flyer was distributed to security forces and journalists by the DJV on the best way to protect journalists at protests.

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