Protect Yourself:
Digital & Physical Safety for Women Journalists

Date: Thursday 7th March 2024, 9am-5pm
Venue: The Frontline Club, London

Protect Yourself

Journalism can be a dangerous profession. More and more frequently, journalists have become targets of both online and in-person attacks. However, female journalists face a double challenge: being attacked as journalists and as women.

This workshop for female and non-binary journalists addressed safety concerns specific to women, focusing on how to deal with online harassment, trolls and the threat of doxing, as well as essential self-defence techniques to protect yourself in the field.

Led by Caroline Neil, previous Head of High Risk Security at BBC and Rebecca Whittington, Online Safety Editor at Reach Plc.

This workshop (value £250) includes lunch and refreshments and is fully funded for freelance journalists. A deposit of £30 is required to reserve your place but will be fully refunded upon completion of a brief survey at the end of the day.

Please note:

  • This workshop is only open to British freelance journalists or those currently based in the UK.
  • You must have worked as a freelance journalist for at least one year to participate.
  • Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.