Calling upon our knowledge in the field, the Trust was asked to contribute to a scoping study commissioned by the International Resource for Impact and Storytelling (IRIS) and the Ford Foundation, looking at the safety needs of visual storytellers and journalists.
March 1, 2022
With attacks against storytellers increasing year-on-year, concern has grown about the lack of safety and security resources available to them. A new report launched today, titled Strengthening safety & security resources for visual storytellers and journalists: A scoping study, looks into the safety and security needs, resources and environment of visual storytellers and journalists, with a focus on independent documentary filmmakers.
The study was commissioned by the International Resource for Impact and Storytelling (IRIS) and the Ford Foundation out of a concern that while there are significant threats to the safety of visual storytellers and journalists, few safety and protection resources are available to them, particularly in emergency situations.
Although the study was global in scope, in-depth research was carried out in Central America, the Andes region and Brazil. The findings and trends, in the countries surveyed as well as globally, are remarkably similar.