Security and safety for journalists (especially for women journalists) is something that’s not taught in schools and rarely discussed in newsrooms. We learned the principles of journalism, the basics of newsgathering and other reporting skills and the tools for critical thinking and analysis but never how to prepare ourselves for threats and challenges we might encounter as women journalists.
The IAWRT Safety Handbook for Women Journalists, was launched in November 2017. Ronalyn V. Olea takes a look at what the handbook can do for female media workers. more here