SAFE - Securing Access to Free Expression

SAFE - Securing Access to Free Expression

The SAFE initiative introduces integrated safety trainings for journalists and media outlets. The project addresses safety through the lenses of digital identity, physical awareness, and psychosocial care for at-risk media practitioners. SAFE identifies journalists and media outlets in need of training, assists media practitioners who come under threat, builds support networks for journalists, creates channels to government where possible, and helps to connect the program to media freedom groups, human rights defenders, and multilateral organizations.

SAFE - Securing Access to Free Expression

The SAFE initiative introduces integrated safety trainings for journalists and media outlets. The project addresses safety through the lenses of digital identity, physical awareness, and psychosocial care for at-risk media practitioners. SAFE identifies journalists and media outlets in need of training, assists media practitioners who come under threat, builds support networks for journalists, creates channels to government where possible, and helps to connect the program to media freedom groups, human rights defenders, and multilateral organizations.

Goals

SAFE's goal is to enable media practitioners to work as safely as possible by establishing resource centers that provide a holistic approach to journalists’ safety.

People

Project Activities

  • Deliver integrated digital and physical safety trainings to journalists in Latin America, Africa, and Eurasia.
  • Operate a program-wide “hotline” system that offers 24/7 access to emergency assistance for journalists.
  • Establish Regional Security Advisory Networks to publicize the Journalist Security Resource Centers and promote media-community solidarity by uniting journalists around threats to their safety.