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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...

Travel medical and crisis response | A global safety net

Heading into the unknown is not something you take lightly. Does your insurance? But for every plan and checklist you create, a dozen unexpected crises...

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...

Samuel Eder | Drones in Donetsk

Samuel Eder asked how to get to the loo without getting blown up. Halfway there, he heard a familiar whirring.

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.

Teargas 101

What is teargas? Teargas isn’t a gas. It’s worse. Have you ever been near someone spraying themselves with body spray? The spray lingers in the...