GroundTruth joins INSI

INSI is happy to announce we have a new member - The GroundTruth Project.

GroundTruth is a nonprofit media organization dedicated to supporting a new generation of journalists and to adding increased knowledge and understanding on critical global issues through enterprise journalism. Its reporting centres on issues of social justice that matter for an increasingly interconnected world, including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health.

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.

"I am delighted that The GroundTruth Project is joining INSI and adding its expertise to our network,” said INSI’s assistant director Anna Bevan. “As we have seen in recent weeks, the frontlines are changing and journalists, wherever they work, are facing increasing risks. We look forward to working with GroundTruth to support their journalists on physical, psychological and digital safety issues."

GroundTruth joins a growing network of members including Reuters, the BBC, ABC, CNN, Al Jazeera and many more of the world’s top news outlets. The Al Arabiya television network joined last month. 

“The GroundTruth Project is pleased to join the International News Safety Institute as journalism security is of paramount concern to us,” said Denise LiGreci, fellowships and field operations manager.

“Journalists can be exposed to a wide range of risks in the pursuit of important stories, including natural disaster, infectious disease, civil unrest, and digital security. The GroundTruth team looks forward to drawing upon the valuable resources and expertise-sharing that the INSI network provides to ensure that our reporting fellows have the proper support and up-to-date information they need in the field."

INSI is needed now more than ever. The numbers of journalists killed worldwide are unacceptably high. Thirteen journalists have died so far in 2017 with little expectation that their killers will ever be punished or even identified.