Episode 31

Published on:

16th Jun 2021

Safety and security

In this episode we talk to about safety and security and what it means for freelance journalists.

We speak to Sarah Giaziri, Director of Frontline Freelance Register (FFR), which supports the physical and mental well-being of international freelance journalists around the world. And Michael Bird, a freelance investigative journalist who specialises in reporting on drugs, slave trade and criminal gangs - where his online security is as important as his general safety.


Sarah Giaziri

Twitter: @Sarah_Giaziri

Michael Bird

Twitter: @MichaelBirdUK

Website: https://michaelbirdjournalist.wordpress.com


Frontline Freelance Register https://www.frontlinefreelance.org/

FFR Freelance Journalist Safety principles https://www.frontlinefreelance.org/freelance-journalist-safety-principles/

A Culture of Safety Alliance (ACOS alliance) Safety Principles  https://www.acosalliance.org/the-principles

ACOS resources and digital toolbox https://www.acosalliance.org/resources-1

UNESCO report safety issues https://en.unesco.org/themes/safety-journalists/dgreport/2018

Organisations which help support freelance journalists who are at risk:

Reporters sans Frontieres https://rsf.org/en

European Center for Press and Media Freedom in Leipzig, Germany https://www.ecpmf.eu/

Rory Peck Trust in the UK https://rorypecktrust.org/

Media Defence in UK https://www.mediadefence.org/

Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma in the US https://dartcenter.org

Safety training for freelance journalists:

Freelance Journalism Assembly safety clinics: https://journalismassembly.com/conference/safety-clinics

Rory Peck Trusts bursary for training https://rorypecktrust.org/freelance-assistance/training-fund/

Silk Road Training https://silkroadtraining.international

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