Editors Safety Protocols Hosted by the Acos Alliance

October 5, 2021

Monday, 25 October 18:00 Amman Time (+3 GMT)

This practical workshop will focus on “easy wins” safety practices that can be implemented with minimal cost and rapid deployment. Participants will learn how to create and improve safety protocols that benefit both newsrooms and investigative journalists. The workshop will pay special attention to covering protests. 

The session will cover best practices for commissioning risky assignments and key elements for creating a robust set of safety protocols that will help editors to avoid and carefully manage security threats, and will refer to useful open source resources. 

The workshop is aimed at editors and news managers who commission long and short-form investigative stories, films and/or photography and who have direct responsibility for the safety of those they are working with.

To apply for this workshop, please click here

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The Deadline to receiving applications for this workshop is: Wed Oct 13th at 16:00 Amman time (+3 GMT) 

Trainer: Jason Reich

Moderator: Elisabet Cantenys

Jason Reich

Vice President, Corporate Security – The New York Times

Jason Reich is Vice President of Corporate Security for The New York Times Company. He is responsible for the development and enforcement of all safety and security plans for domestic employees and facilities while serving as the company’s internal expert on all security matters. He joined Times in 2019 from BuzzFeed, Inc. where he served as Director of Global Security for four years. Prior to BuzzFeed, Jason was the founder and managing director of Collective Security Project, a team of crisis response experts, based in the United Kingdom, Turkey and the U.S., who were contracted to protect journalists, aid workers and NGO’s in challenging environments. Jason is a board member at the ACOS Alliance.

Elisabet Cantenys

Executive Director, ACOS Alliance

Elisabet Cantenys is the Executive Director of the ACOS Alliance, an unprecedented coalition of news organizations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices. She has led the Alliance since 2016 and manages a rich programme of activities focused on creating a culture of safety across newsrooms and among freelance and local journalists worldwide. Cantenys is former Head of Programmes at the Rory Peck Trust, in London. She joined the Trust in 2004 as a researcher and rose to the role of Head of Programmes in 2010, overseeing, managing and implementing more than a dozen journalist safety projects worldwide. Cantenys has worked as a freelance documentary producer, radio journalist and writer in New York, London and Barcelona. She is a regular participant and speaker at press freedom and journalism safety conferences and events. She has a Master’s degree in global politics from the University of London and is a guest lecturer at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, in Barcelona.