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.

Code of Conduct: Improving conflict sensitive reporting & journalist safety in South Asia 

Our Code of Conduct to Improve Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of Journalists in South Asia is available now.

Media experts discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the Southeast Asian media landscape

Media experts discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on media freedom, journalist safety and media business viability in Southeast Asia.


Staying Safe: Tools and resources for reporting on protests

Amid the challenges of reporting protests during a global pandemic, there has been a spike in the number of attacks on journalists and media workers by police and security forces.

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