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Kenyan Andrew Kadiegu regularly handles safety and medical emergencies as a Regional Manager for Tangiers Global, a medical claims management company with operations in...

So you’re going to report on the front line. What’s a girl to bring?

Female journalists in conflict zones should pack the same gear as male journalists, plus a few extras:

Mark Greenman on Solo female traveller safety

Mark Greenman is part mad-scientist and part caped crusader. His company, Gearward, is a Los-Angeles based outfit that makes really cool tools for urban...

Five-Minute Fixes with Duct Tape

The waterproof skater standby is as durable and handy on the road as it is at the skatepark. Knowing what to do with duct...

Sat, Skype or Cell?

What’s the best way to communicate when travelling? It depends on where you’re going and what you’re doing. One choice is easy: if you're in a...

Interpreters working in conflict zones

Considered a necessary evil, ancient Egyptian interpreters were crammed into ships alongside miners and lesser sailors. These early linguists wore garments made of sackcloth...

Ebola Update | Josephine Cole in Sierra Leone

Josephine Cole is a field agent for a medical claims management company. She lives and works in Freetown, Sierra Leone. battleface first interviewed Ms Cole...

Big Brother – when does surveillance work?

Three climbers missing on Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain (3754m), are thought to have died, and are probably missing forever. The experienced trio of...

No Bars? No Problem!

Adventurer, journalist, undercover worker, or just your everyday assassin can now get peer-to-peer communication off the grid with a really cool device that communicates...

It’s Not a Bird, It’s Not a Plane

Drones for evil? That’s so 2012. Alec Momont needed a final project for his Master’s degree at Delft University of Technology. A neighbour had died...

Working in dangerous places

Journalists and photographers are often sent right into the middle of the most dangerous countries on earth.

Sochi 2014 is just around the corner. What are you going to pack?

The Sochi Olympics: what you need to know No vuvuzelas, baby No vuvuzelas on the curling court (apologies to Midnight Star) High up on the list of...