PCOMS Working Group Proposals on Safety Protocols for Media Houses and Journalists

PART 1: SECURITY POLICY GUIDELINES and STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPs) for MEDIA HOUSES

The principle governing media coverage by staff will be that “no story is worth your life.” The same rule will apply to news managers who are expected to carry out the risk assessment before deploying the crew in a particular hostile zone. The editors / supervisors will be trained to understand the pressures of staff in the field. The reporter will have the right to say ‘no’ to carrying out assignments that carry higher risks.

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