Insurance for Freelance Journalists

Choosing the right insurance policy is essential if you work in a conflict zone.

What To Expect If You Are Injured On Assignment – PDN Photo District News

Insurance for Freelance Journalists – Reporters Without Borders

‘Mission Insurance Agreement for Freelance Reporters and Journalists Reporters Without Borders is offering freelance reporters the opportunity to take out an insurance policy through them. Too often, reporters are assigned to cover conflicts – in increasing number – without insurance. Exorbitant costs and a lack of information are the main reasons. Reporters Without Borders signed an agreement with Escapade Insurances to offer competitively-priced coverage to freelance reporters’.

Membership with Reporters Without Borders is mandatory to purchase insurance through the organization. This insurance is valid for journalists of any nationality traveling outside their country of habitual residence. To purchase insurance with Reporters Without Borders and/or request a quote, write to insurance@rsf.org or assurance@rsf.org

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Tim Hetherington (1970 -2011) and Chris Hondros (1970 -2011)

Very sad news – photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed while covering the conflict, between Libyan rebels and armed forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, in Misrata on April 20th. Photojournalists Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown were injured during the attack. My thoughts go out to their families and friends.

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.Tim Hetherington (1970 – 2011)

Links:

Remembering Chris Hondros – The Wall Street Journal
Chris Hondros, at work in Libya – LENS NYTimes.com

Parting Glance: Chris Hondros – LENS NYTimes.com

Chris Hondros: A Life Behind the Lens MSNBC
Parting Glance: Tim Hetherington – LENS NYTimes.com

BJP – British Journal of Photography

In Memorium Tim Hetherington The New Yorker

Sebastian Junger remembers Tim Hetherington – Vanity Fair

Tim Hetherington, 40, Killed in Libya – Vanity Fair

Tim Hetherington in Memorium: TIME Lightbox

The Guardian

On The Media: War photographers change their focus – Los Angeles Times
Guy Marin, 27, becomes a veteran – LENS NYTimes.com
Only The Good Die Young – Burn Magazine / David Alan Harvey
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Danfung Dennis’ thoughts via DSLR News Shooter

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Dili, Timor Leste 1999 -2011

I have been trying to track down people I had photographed during East Timor’s fight for independence in 1999. The project’s aim is to find the survivors and continue to tell their stories, a task made even more difficult by the fact I had made the decision not to record names at that time, not wanting my notes to fall into the wrong hands and place people at risk. It was a dangerous time for everyone. The other day, two close friends, UNMIT photographers Martine Perret and Dino Soares, graciously managed to track down a family I had photographed in Dili back then. The photograph shows the family having just returned to the burnt out remains of their home. It was tense, as rampaging Militia, alongside Indonesian soldiers, were continuing to torch nearby buildings. I was immediately struck by that look of concern on the father’s face. I took a photograph and moved on. On March 22nd, 2011, it was an absolute pleasure to be formally introduced to Marsal Guterres and his family, wife Tereza Da Silva Almeida Dos Santos, daughter Martina Margarida Guterres, 13 years old, and son, Jacinto Guterres Da Silva, 11.

Photograph by Dino Soares