Security for press in conflict zones – are reporters safe in Ukraine?

Security for press in conflict zones – are reporters safe in Ukraine?

REPORT • Mar 2022

This report reviews how journalists are becoming seriously or fatally injured while reporting on the conflict in Ukraine, and what can be done to mitigate risk.

Key Points

Ensuring the safety of film crews is particularly important when operating in countries such as Ukraine, that are deemed severe risk or an active conflict zone. Journalism plays an important part in conflict zones to report a true reflection of the reality within the crisis, however this comes with many associated risks while operating in-country.

This report outlines:

  • What duty of care is for reporters working in the field
  • Background on journalists that have become severely injured or killed in Ukraine to date
  • Safety measures that can protect journalists reporting in conflict zones

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