Join us for #safetystream

Join us for #safetystream
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 Written by Andrew Ford Lyons

Take part in #safetystream, a series of live-streaming panel discussions on staying safe in the field with the Rory Peck Trust, Frontline Freelance Register and Frontline Club on 22 October at 2 pm.

This is a live, online event focussing on three specific areas of freelancer safety.  On the date and time mentioned above, head over to to this page and join in the discussions. 

You can pose questions and start your own conversations during each segment by posting to the #safetystream hashtag on Twitter.

Here's what's on...

2 pm: Doing a risk assessment
We'll get into the vital task of assessing the risks you may encounter on assignment. Our site's Risk Assessment resource can get you started.

James Brabazon, freelance journalist and filmmaker
Steve Cook, Director of Media Support and Operations at TYR Solutions

2:30 pm: Creating a communications plan
A rapid response is critical in a crisis situation, yet it's often a weak spot in a freelancer's preparations. This segment goes over what's at stake. We've produced a Communications Plan template that you can accesess now.

James Brabazon, also a Rory Peck Trust trustee and co-author of the RPT risk assessment and communication plan templates
Emma Beals, freelance journalist and Frontline and Freelance Register governing committee member

3 pm: Digital security preparation
How you're going to communicate securely on the ground and protect yourself digitally wraps up our sessions. We'll be touching on topics that you can find in our Digital Security resource.Start using the #safetystream hashtag now. Post your questions or points you'd like to see raised. Be sure to 'favourite' and/or retweet other's questions or comments that you'd like to see addressed as well.

Kim Pham, digital security consultant
Runa A. Sandvik, Developer, Security Researcher, and Translation Coordinator for the Tor Project

Andrew is the digital producer for Rory Peck Trust. He's on twitter @drew3ooo.


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