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INSI safety code supports journalists in conflict zones

The International News Safety Institute (INSI) calls on news organisations around the world to adopt its safety code for journalists in hostile environments. The safety rules are meant to ensure that news agencies prioritise journalists' protection over competitive advantage. Among other directives, the code says staff must be trained in risk awareness before being sent to a conflict zone and no journalist should be penalised for refusing to accept a dangerous assignment. Earlier this month, the code was endorsed by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) at its annual meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

International News Safety Institute website
Click here for an INSI press release on the ABU endorsement

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