International News Safety Institute

Safety Advisories

4 July 2023

What to put in your medical pack

Medical packs are an essential piece of kit for journalists. Emergencies can happen when you least expect them – not just in hostile or challenging environments.

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31 July 2018

Advisory: Covering environmental disasters

This INSI advisory covers reporting safely on environmental hazards from wildfires and volcanic eruptions to building fires and chemical spills.

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29 August 2017

Reporting on natural disasters

After the recent string of devastating hurricanes and earthquakes, INSI has some advice for journalists covering natural disasters.

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10 May 2017

Know your rights when covering protests in the US

Journalists generally have the First Amendment right to film or photograph public spaces and events, including police activity at protests. What else can they, and can't they, do when reporting from a protest?

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19 February 2017

How to protect yourself while covering protests

For journalists covering political movements, reporting on protests is crucial, but these events come with unique security challenges.

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19 January 2017

Staying safe online

Virtually every electronic communication we make or receive is being recorded, stored and subject to analysis. As this surveillance is being conducted in secret, without scrutiny, transparency or any realistic form of accountability, our sources, our stories and our professional work itself is under threat.

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17 January 2017

Advisory: covering protests

With the inauguration of the new US president, Donald Trump, just days away and protestors massing on Washington DC, INSI has some advice for journalists on staying safe if the demonstrations turn violent.

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19 October 2016

From elections to Olympics: covering big events safely

With US presidential candidate Donald Trump branded a threat to press freedom by the Committee to Protect Journalists, and outright hostility and threats to journalists from his supporters, the upcoming US election looks set to be a risky assignment. 

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