Media workers on the frontlines play a critical role in reporting and documenting the realities and impacts of conflict. Organisations within the MFC’s Consultative Network, as well as UNESCO, have a range of freely available resources on conflict reporting which are compiled below.
Organisations are welcome to contact the Secretariat with additional resources to be added to this list.
Committee to Protect Journalists
- CPJ’s Safety Kit
- Resources for journalists covering conflict
- Guidance on war reporting and physical safety
Reporters Without Borders
Safety advice for reporting in a conflict zone
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Resources on women reporting conflicts
FLIP (Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa – resources in Spanish)
- Self-protection manual for covering border regions (Manual de autoprotección en frontera)
- Self-protection manual for community radio (Comunicar sin riesgo: radios comunitarias en tiempos de paz. Manual de autoprotección)
- Checklist for being critical and empathic when managing information about migrants and refugees (Checklist para un periodismo contra narrativas estigmatizantes contra migrantes y refugiados)
- An app/website where journalists can measure their risk and adopt self-protection measures (Sitio web para realizar un análisis de riesgo y tomar medidas de autoprotección)
Resources for media in conflict zones, with a focus on tools and techniques that allow radio stations to adapt the way they operate in emergency situations.
International Media Support
Conflict sensitive journalism handbook
- A conflict sensitive approach to reporting on conflict and violent extremism
- Managing misinformation in a humanitarian context
- A toolbox for journalists covering violent conflict and atrocities
- Reporting on Humanitarian Crises – a manual for trainers and journalists
Internews has also recommended this public draft review of known risks with satellite communications. The review is available in English, Ukrainian and Burmese.
Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
GFMD has collected emergency funding and crisis resources on its website, as part of its Media Dev fundraising guide. The guide is available in English, French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian and Arabic.
A joint report from Media Action Nepal, Public Media Alliance and UNESCO
Code of Conduct to Improve Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of Journalists in South Asia