Reporters Without Borders (with UNESCO) has compiled a Handbook 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.

Contents

Chapter 1. Key documents about protecting journalists in war zones
Chapter 2. Health precautions
Chapter 3. Safety behind the lines
Chapter 4. Safety in war zones
Chapter 5. Protecting journalists and other media staff: the example of the BBC
Chapter 6. First aid for the wounded and injured
Chapter 7. Role of the media in humanitarian and public health emergencies
Chapter 8. Protection offered by Reporters Without Borders
Chapter 9. Psychological trauma: managing traumatic stress
Chapter 10. Relations with the ICRC
Chapter 11. Basic press freedom documents
Chapter 12. Key documents about journalistic ethics

Download the pdf version of the updated Handbook for Journalists.