April 12, 2024

INSI: Safety of Women Journalists

The International News Safety Institute will launch a major new publication that provides an unprecedented insight into the safety of women journalists working in conflict and danger zones. More than 30 women journalists from more than a dozen countries, including renowned CBS correspondent Lara Logan, have written of their amazing experiences. They describe the risks, the challenges and the emotional and physical impact on their lives.

Triggered by the shocking assault on Lara Logan in Egypt in 2011, the book highlights the unique safety concerns faced by newswomen.

As well as telling the revealing stories of brave women journalists the book contains safety advice and guidance for women in the media who often risk their lives to bring us the news. A panel of prominent women journalists will debate the issues highlighted in the book. Participants to be confirmed.

Sponsored by Thomson Reuters and hosted at their Canary Wharf office, the event will take place on Thursday March 8th 2012, International Women’s Day.

Entry is free but pre-registration is essential for security reasons.

RSVP by February 29 to info@newssafety.org

6 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. Opening remarks by Sarah Edmonds, General Manager, UKI & Nordics Reuters News
6:45 to 8 p.m. Panel Discussion including Q&A
8 p.m. Closing remarks followed by networking with refreshments