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Fixers | Journalists getting fixed in faraway places

More than being a foreign correspondent's eyes and ears, the best fixers can also be the reporter’s early warning system too.

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.

The business of kidnap and ransom insurance

An increasing number of big high-flying companies have Kidnap & Ransom coverage for their staff nowadays.

Is the era of mandatory travel insurance upon us?

Of course, for the more intrepid travellers, compulsory insurance is nothing new.

New look? You might need a new passport

Take a look at your travel document. Are you still sporting that ironic moustache? Gained or lost weight?

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...

Personal Protective Equipment for Journalists

Quality news reporting from dangerous places has always come with a high human cost.

Crisis Response Insurance

Headed somewhere that's remote, unstable, a conflict zone, or all three? You need insurance that covers more than a sunburn.

Staying safe in hostile environments

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

What happens to my holiday when bad weather strikes?

How to stay safe and sane when the weather threatens to ruin your holiday