INSI news BY INSI

Coronavirus: reporting from contaminated environments

INSI news BY Francesca Tosarelli

"I’m not looking for any scoops here. I want to show the reality"

INSI news BY Olivia Acland

Reporting coronavirus from Congo

INSI news BY Elena Cosentino, INSI director

From our director: 'victims can no longer be just statistics'

Filming Covid-19 patients in hospitals, homes or with emergency services is being done but requires a thorough risk assessment, specialist training and a series of strict precautionary measures to mitigate and minimise risk.

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Independent filmmaker Francesca Tosarelli arrived in Bergamo, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, for what was meant to be a 24-hour shoot. Two weeks on she’s still there, one of a handful of journalists documenting the catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The DRC has more experience than most when it comes to dealing with devastating epidemics. As the terrifying threat of Ebola fades away from the towns and villages in the east, coronavirus is starting to take hold across the country.

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Few of us have lived through times when the dissemination of accurate information is so directly and inextricably linked to the physical safety, the survival even, of such a huge number of people.

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Report

2019 Annual Review


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Killing The Messenger

An analysis of news media casualties carried out for the International News Safety Institute by Cardiff School of Journalism


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JOURNALISTS UNDER ATTACK

  • Africa
    • Somalia

      TV journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed by gunmen in Somalia

    • Nigeria

      Nigerian journalist Alex Ogbu dies at protest

    • Nigeria

      Director-General condemns murder of radio journalist Maxwell Nashan in Nigeria

    • Mexico

      Mexican journalist gunned down in first fatal attack on press of 2020

    • Paraguay

      Brazilian journalist Léo Veras shot and killed in Paraguay

    • Mexico

      Mexico: first journalist found dead in 2020 after high number of 2019 killings

    • Syria

      Syrian journalist killed in Russian airstrikes

    • Pakistan

      Body of Pakistani reporter found hours after he went missing

    • Iraq

      Hundreds mourn reporters shot dead after covering Iraq protests

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