BY INSI

Schibsted Sweden 7th new INSI member this year

The International News Safety Institute (INSI) has another new member, our seventh this year. 

The Swedish arm of the Schibsted Media 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.

Schibsted, which has 7,300 employees in 22 countries, owns the leading newspapers in Sweden – Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet.

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.

This year we were thrilled to expand our network and welcome Al Arabiya, Associated Press, Bonnier, TV4, the GroundTruth Project and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

Niklas Kierkegaard, managing editor at Svenska Dagbladet, said that joining INSI is "an important step for us in our ambition to provide safe and secure travel for our journalists throughout the world."

"We feel confident that the cooperation with the INSI group of members will provide both us and others with new and important knowledge in order to make the world a safer ground for media outlets in their effort to report fairly and correctly," said Kierkegaard.

“We're delighted to welcome our Swedish colleagues at Schibsted to be part of INSI's network,” said Hannah Storm, INSI Director.

“The threats faced by journalists around the world are vast and varied and we look forward to working closely with Schibsted to help support its journalists when they are faced with challenging, difficult and dangerous working environments. We're also looking forward to them sharing their expertise as every new member to our organisation increases the amount of knowledge and information we can share to help colleagues around the world stay safe physically, psychologically and online.”