The Rory Peck Trust offers valuable one-to-one safety advice for freelancers around the world.
What are safety surgeries?
Launched in 2017 by the Rory Peck Trust and Frontline Freelance Register, safety surgeries are one-to-one consultations for freelance journalists, photographers and videographers. Security advisors provide personal guidance on specific safety and risk assessment issues, assignment planning and digital security free of charge to freelancers at all stages of their career, both online and in-person.
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For many participants, it is an opportunity to get information they haven’t been able to get elsewhere. The one-to-one sessions can cover topics ranging from encryption tools to appropriate kit for assignments, according to the needs of each freelance journalist.
“Personal advice like this is absolutely paramount in a world where safety for freelancers tends to come at a cost,” according to Sarah Giaziri, Director of the Frontline Freelance Register. “Up-to-date information combined with personally tailored advice is pretty rare – and offering it to freelancers for free is an exciting step.”
This year, we have held safety surgeries in London, New York and at ARIJ’s Annual Forum in Amman, Jordan.
Here is what past participants said about the training:
“I didn’t even know what I didn’t know. I learned so much practical info.”
“Honestly, the advice was golden and gave me a lot of clarity on how to proceed.”
“It was my first time discussing safety issues in Asia with a professional security advisor and it was extremely helpful.”
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