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.

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