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Safety and security
Episode 3116th June 2021 • Freelancing for Journalists • Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson
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In this episode we talk to about safety and security and what it means for freelance journalists.

We speak to Sarah Giaziri, Director of Frontline Freelance Register (FFR), which supports the physical and mental well-being of international freelance journalists around the world. And Michael Bird, a freelance investigative journalist who specialises in reporting on drugs, slave trade and criminal gangs - where his online security is as important as his general safety.


Sarah Giaziri

Twitter: @Sarah_Giaziri

Michael Bird

Twitter: @MichaelBirdUK



Frontline Freelance Register

FFR Freelance Journalist Safety principles

A Culture of Safety Alliance (ACOS alliance) Safety Principles

ACOS resources and digital toolbox

UNESCO report safety issues

Organisations which help support freelance journalists who are at risk:

Reporters sans Frontieres

European Center for Press and Media Freedom in Leipzig, Germany

Rory Peck Trust in the UK

Media Defence in UK

Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma in the US

Safety training for freelance journalists:

Freelance Journalism Assembly safety clinics:

Rory Peck Trusts bursary for training

Silk Road Training