Journalism Safety Toolkit

From the International Journalists' Network (IJNet)

Journalists worldwide consistently face physical and digital attacks. Because of the risks journalists face in the field, the International Journalists’ Network has made covering safety topics one of our top priorities. In this toolkit, you’ll find resource articles and tip sheets on how to protect yourself in tough environments. We’ve also compiled a list of helpful handbooks and guides from organizations whose missions revolve around keeping journalists out of harm’s way.

Be sure to follow IJNet on Twitter or sign up for our weekly bulletin to keep track of any journalism safety trainings in your region.


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Physical Security

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Doing journalism in dangerous environments

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Journalists' Safety: Three tips to protect yourself

International journalist and media trainer Sherry Ricchiardi explains how journalists can take three simple steps to better protect themselves in the field.

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Organizations worldwide are banding together to help journalists stay safe. Here is a short list of organizations and resources they've created to get you started.