International Media Support
In the last 10 years, over 500 journalists and media workers have been killed worldwide for reporting the news. Many local journalists are often targeted in direct reprisal for their reporting. Journalists reporting on local conflicts, corruption and other illegal activities also face threats of abduction, hostage taking, harassment, illegal arrest and detention. IMS’ Safety and Protection Mechanism combines specialist training with practical safety measures and advocacy, and is implemented together with local journalists, professional associations and NGOs, as well as other international media development organizations.