The IWMF News Safety Project is committed to helping improve the ability of journalists to report safely in an increasingly complex world. The IWMF offers free customized safety trainings for U.S. and international newsrooms and journalism associations (for journalists of any gender). Our training can be tailored to your journalists' specific needs, whether they are related to safety on the ground, digital safety, or mental health and trauma. In addition to providing training, the IWMF can offer support in developing newsroom protocols for addressing online violence or safety in the field.
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Please complete this intake form if you are interested in receiving a safety training and/or need support in developing newsroom protocols.
Additional resources available:
- The Coalition Against Online Violence is a collection of global organizations working to find better solutions for women journalists facing online abuse, harassment, and other forms of digital attack. The coalition's Online Violence Response Hub is a resource center where women journalists can come to find the latest information on online abuse. From psychosocial trauma response to the latest digital safety guides, the Hub puts everything in one place, allowing the journalist to focus on their safety instead of having to comb the internet for answers.
- The IWMF’s Emergency Fund provides small grants to women journalists of any nationality for psychological and medical care, temporary relocation and legal support for incidents directly related to threats and crises caused by their reporting. In addition, the IWMF's The Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund (BJTRF) provides financial assistance for Black journalists of any gender and nationality facing financial hardship who are unable to pay for mental health services.
- The IWMF offers 1:1 safety consults for individual journalists facing any form of immediate threat to their safety. Journalists in need can request a consultation here.