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A journey through the lens | Emily Garthwaite in Iraq

Emily Garthwaite spoke to Words+Images about sharing marginalised voices, how mental health is a factor in determining risk and why perfume is essential kit...

Staying safe in hostile environments

How do you guarantee personal safety in a conflict zone? Simple: don’t go there.

Is freelance media in freefall?

If the news and information content that you’re reading, seeing or listening to has become markedly narrowed, it might not be just Covid-19. Freelancing in...

Jason P. Howe | Conflict photography workshops

A group of experienced conflict photographers, including Jason P. Howe and Eric Bouvet, and military instructors are collaborating to offer a unique training opportunity...

56 Essential resources for high-risk travel

Every journey starts with the first step. And if you’re heading to a high-risk or off-the-beaten-track destination, that first step should always be research. But...

5 ways NGOs can tighten safety protocols in 2020

NGO operating in a high-risk or remote environments

Monica Axelsson | The pleasures and perils of voluntourism

Where to go next, I don't know, but I will certainly not be here in winter.

Surviving riots and protests

Every protest is different, but all have the potential to become violent. Travellers need to know how to avoid them, and how to handle...

How a little language goes a long way

The humble tourism phrasebook seems a little passé these days, don’t you think?

How to communicate when language fails

Learning the skills necessary for non-verbal or limited language communication.

Hong Kong protests | What you need to know

If you’re visiting Hong Kong and want to avoid getting caught up in protests, consult international media.

Is Voluntourism Terrible?

Trending: well-meaning tourists squeeze in a little altruism between a morning hike and an ‘authentic’ buffet back at the hotel around dinner time.  What could...
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