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The kidnapping of journalists: reporting from high-risk conflict zones - book launch

Join us for the launch of our latest book release – The Kidnapping of Journalists: Reporting from High-Risk Conflict Zones at the Frontline Club in London on June 28.

The vulnerability of journalists to kidnappings was starkly illustrated by the killing of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic militants in 2014. Their murder underscored the risks taken by journalists and news organisations trying to cover developments in dangerous regions of the world and has forced news enterprises to more clearly prepare for and confront issues of safety.

We will be discussing how news organisations prepare for and respond to the risk of kidnap, and how insurers, victim recovery firms, journalists’ families, and governments influence the actions of news enterprises – and why freelancers are particularly at risk.

This event will be chaired by Richard Sambrook, chairman of INSI, senior research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and author of Reporting Dangerously: Journalist Killings, Intimidation and Security.

The panel will include:

Hannah Storm, Director of INSI and author of The Kidnapping of Journalists: Reporting from High-Risk Conflict Zones and No Woman’s Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters.

Colin Pereira, Director of HP Risk Management and Head of High Risk Security ITN

Further speakers to be announced.

All attendees will receive a free copy of The Kidnapping of Journalists: Reporting from High-Risk Conflict Zones.

This event is hosted and organised by the Frontline Club, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the International News Safety Institute (INSI).

The Kidnapping of Journalists: Reporting from High-Risk Conflict Zones, by Hannah Storm and Robert Picard, launches at the Frontline Club in London on June 28 at 7pm. Standard tickets are £12.50 and concessions are £10. Book your ticket here.