Schibsted Norway joins INSI

The International News Safety Institute (INSI) is delighted to welcome the Norwegian arm of the Schibsted Media Group to the INSI network. 

Based in Oslo, Schibsted owns the Norwegian newspapers VG and Aftenposten. The Group joins a growing network of INSI members including Reuters, the BBC, Swedish Radio, CNN, Al Jazeera and many more of the world’s top news outlets.

“We are delighted to welcome our Schibsted colleagues in Norway to the wider INSI network,” said INSI director Hannah Storm.

“It's our sincere belief that by growing our global presence, we will better be able to support our colleagues around the world when they face safety and security concerns that impact on their ability to cover the news.

“Safety issues are no longer confined to traditional hostile environments and by working with INSI members such as VG and Aftenposten, we will continue to share information that helps journalists stay safe physically, psychologically and online.” 

INSI is a member-based safety organisation offering a vital forum for networking and information sharing via our membership portal, alerts and advisories, workshops, regional meetings and webinar discussions.

“VG and the Norwegian part of Schibsted Media is happy to join the INSI network,” said VG Managing Editor Andreas Arnseth.

“We see INSI as an important organisation, working to improve journalist safety all over the world. Our goal is that our membership will help us improve our journalists’ safety, both on missions in the field worldwide and online. At VG and Schibsted we are constantly focusing on the safety of our journalists, and the INSI membership is an important addition to this work. We also hope that our journalists and editors can contribute with useful information that will help grow the INSI network."

Earlier this year Vice Media joined INSI and in 2017 the network expanded to include Al Arabiya, Associated Press, Bonnier, TV4, the GroundTruth Project and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

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