July 31, 2012 Leave a comment
By Hannah Storm
Syria has become one of the biggest challenges facing news organisations the world over. Since the start of this year, at least 19 journalists and members of the Syrian and international news media have died there covering the news and many more have been detained, assaulted and threatened.
One of the key and recurring issues affecting the security and safety of both local and international journalists has been the paucity and sensitivity of reliable information.
The International News Safety Institute has been working with its members, who include some of the world’s leading media organisations, since the violence began in Syria last year, to share information that might impact on the safety of journalists and news crews covering the events there.