What we do

Journalists are facing unprecedented risks as they go about their work, whether they are reporting from conflict zones, covering civil unrest or being harassed online.

INSI is a member-based organisation dedicated to journalists’ safety. We offer the world’s leading news organisations a vital forum for networking and information sharing via our membership portal, alerts and advisories, workshops, regional meetings and webinar discussions.

Our groundbreaking research projects into topics including the impact of the refugee crisis on media workers and the changing state of media safety in the digital era helps the industry to develop good practice for newsgathering and deployment. We also collaborate with academic institutions to identify what is making journalists unsafe and work with our members to develop solutions.

We have trained more than 2,500 media personnel around the world –  from Botswana to Zimbabwe. Our tailor-made packages are designed to meet the needs of local journalists and newsrooms with courses including first aid, planning and preparation, staying safe online and newsroom safety audits. INSI’s training helps journalists working in the world’s most dangerous places to survive the story.