What we do
Since 2004, INSI has provided basic safety training free of charge to over 2,000 news media personnel in 30 countries. The training consists of tailor-made packages designed to meet the needs of local and regional journalists, addressing their specific requirements.
INSI also specialises in courses for women journalists working in hostile environments, always taking cultural issues into consideration and providing female trainers to conduct the courses where necessary.
We work with universities and academic institutions to conduct research into topics related to safety and security. Our partners include Cardiff University with whom we have conducted an annual journalist casualty analysis for the last 10 years.
INSI undertakes research studies, either alone or in partnership with organisations such as UN Women, UNESCO or the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Our main interest is identifying problem areas in journalist and media worker safety and developing solutions to address the issues.
From how to plan for a trip to how to deal with a crisis, from what equipment to take to what training you need, from the safest roads to the safest hotels, INSI is there.
Our members are among the world’s leading media organisations and contribute to our information gathering, allowing us to send out timely, relevant alerts and advisories.
We’ll provide you with the information you need to stay safe, stay in touch and on top of the story – wherever you are and whenever you’re working – in conflict, civil unrest or an environmental disaster.