Launch of the
Risk & Safety Helpdesk
Our Risk & Safety Helpdesk, which uses RiskPal templates and Crisis 24 intelligence, provides expert advice where and when journalists need it.
May 3, 2023
On World Press Freedom Day, we’re excited to announce a new initiative to support the safety of frontline journalists.
The Risk & Safety Helpdesk will support journalists to prepare for assignments with professional safety planning tools, ensuring journalists have access to industry-leading security experts for guidance on the physical, digital, psychological and legal risks of a planned reporting assignment.
This is a rare opportunity for freelance journalists to access specialised safety advice using the same risk management tool and security intelligence used by news producers at UK broadcasters ITN, 5 News and Channel 4 News.
The Helpdesk is a pilot project supported by