The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), in cooperation with Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC) at OsloMet, has launched an updated Arabic-language edition of the Safety handbook for Women Journalists, that was produced with the support of UNESCO, entitled “What if”.
The Arabic edition of the handbook charts a path to safety for women journalists. Through eleven titles – on risk assessment, profile management, gendered based violence and harassment, travel safety, digital safety, equipment safety, crowd management, kidnapping, detention and psychological safety, social and ethical safety decisions, dealing with survivors and coverage of epidemics like the coronavirus – the handbook urges women journalists to reduce risks and protect themselves from all forms of threats.
The handbook is written by Abeer Saady, Vice President of IAWRT; a journalist and professional safety expert – who has trained hundreds of women journalists in conflict areas across the world. The English Edition is edited by Nonee Walsh and the Arabic one by Emad Nasif.