Journalism Safety Modules – Arabic Translation

The James W. Foley Journalism Safety Modules are intended to help educators at the undergraduate level create a culture that promotes safety for all journalism and communications students. In these 14 modules, students learn about completing risk assessments, responsibilities of newsroom managers, safety of female and minority journalists, covering civil unrest, emotional self-care, care of sources, interviewing hostile sources, understanding journalists’ rights, the importance of diversity in newsrooms, reporting on foreign conflicts, protecting digital data, dealing with online harassment, covering weather-related stories, reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic, specific risks of photojournalists and surviving hostage-taking or wrongful detention*.

Each module is designed to be incorporated into part of a class period, a full class period, or multiple class periods, depending on the needs of the instructor. Instructors may use all of the suggested readings and videos or tailor the offerings to fit their specific course needs. Modules do not have to be followed in any linear pattern; rather, instructors should incorporate modules into existing courses based on how they mesh with the content of their course.

Additionally, JWFLF developed a supplemental resources page for Lebanese universities implementing the James W. Foley Safety Modules into their journalism programs in the Fall 2023. These supplemental resources focus specifically on the MENA Region (Middle East and North Africa).


Full Module

Supplemental resources – MENA Region

Arabic translated modules


Full guide

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