Wearing body armour: a guide for journalists

With enough information and preparation, it is possible for journalists to work more safely in hostile environments. 

This may include wearing body armour, though some journalists dislike wearing this potentially life saving equipment.

Lack of knowledge about how "flak jackets" work, which one is best for your assignment and how exactly to use them are among the obstacles that deter many reporters from using the vests.

INSI and SafeGuard Armor have produced this multimedia package to answer the most common questions about using body armour whilst working in hostile environments.

Video: Wearing body armour

Blog: Journalists need proper protection to stay safe

PDF: A guide to body armour for journalists

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