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More than 1,000 journalists and other news workers have died trying to cover the news over the past 10 years. In 2012, 159 were killed. And that’s “just” the deaths. Add in the threats, trauma and injuries and the number is far greater.
Foreign correspondents are the high profile casualties, but most victims are local. Killed or maimed in the country where they were born, their deaths and injuries unlikely to go widely reported. These local journalists are at greater risk because they continue to live in the areas from where they report. When the story is over they cannot board an aeroplane and fly away.
INSI provides real-time, real-life information and training so all journalists around the world can do their job safely.
INSI is run by journalists, is supported by the most prestigious news organisations in the world and is kept up-to-date with the challenges and changes the industry experiences. Our Board comprises senior news executives who have either reported themselves or have been involved (and may still be) in decision-making for stories. We have working journalists in our team and our global members contribute to our information gathering so we can send out alerts in a timely manner.