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The Practical Guide for journalists

(JPEG) Reporters Without Borders (with UNESCO) has compiled a Practical Guide for Journalists for those going to dangerous parts of the world, listing international norms protecting them and containing practical advice on how to stay alive and safe.

What are the basic rules in a war zone? What are the first things to do when somebody is wounded? What protection does a journalist have in a war zone? The handbook has the answers.

Chapter 1. Basic documents recognising the principal of press freedom
Chapter 2. Reference documents on professional ethics
Chapter 3. Guidelines for individual and joint protection of investigators
Chapter 4. Procedures for protecting journalists and other staff: the case of the BBC
Chapter 5. First aid procedures
Chapter 6. Guidelines and procedures for investigating infringements of press freedom
Chapter 7. Writing a report of the investigation
Chapter 8. Relations with the ICRC and other non-government organisations
Chapter 9. Charter for the Safety of Journalists Working in War Zones or Dangerous Areas
Chapter 10. Recommendation No. R (96) 4 of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers about protection of journalists in situations of conflict and tension

Download the pdf version of the Practical Guide for Journalists

Other safety facilities :

Insurance for freelance journalists

Loan of bulletproof jackets, helmets and personal distress beacons

First-aid kits

A hotline for journalists in danger

Charter and resolution

Training for journalists on dangerous assignments

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