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High Risk Report

Journalistiek, Webdocumentaire

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Information collection in war times needs to be safer for journalists. However, they are not all equal when facing danger in their job.

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High Risk Report

War reporters are becoming more and more vulnerable and are becoming targets while in the field. In 2013, 75 journalists died while on the job and today over 175 reporters worldwide are still in prison. These war journalists risk their life every day to cover the news and bring it to us at home.

 

War journalists need more protection, but are not all provided with the same ability to protect themselves against the dangers they face. A freelance journalist may not be able to pay for bodyguards or safety material. While an embedded journalist may have some protection, they may not be 100% secure, and they face other restrictions as they have to work with the army. What are the differences in the possibilities available to the different types of journalists?

 

Who can help them? How much does that cost to protect a journalist for a news organization?

 

Our project

 

We will first join the army for an exercise as embedded journalists for a few weeks. Through this experience, we will be able to get a glimpse of what journalists have to face during a conflict.

Then we will meet the BBC, one the biggest news organization around the world, to learn about how they deal with the safety of their reporters. We want to learn what process and policies they implement to ensure that their employee won’t be faced with excessive amounts of danger while in the field.

 

At the same time, we will meet freelance reporters. They are some of the main actors of this project. They risk their lives to a higher degree, especially when covering high conflict areas such as Syria or demonstrations in Egypt.

 

We want to go beyond a classic video report and create an interactive and online documentary.

We will tell you about our progress throughout the year on a blog. We will share articles, interviews, and all the information we can gather. We want to meet the war reporters who risk their lives and tell you about their stories and experiences. The more you help, the further we can investigate.

A documentary such as this will give a new dimension to the different questions we will be addressing. But beforehand, we will create a blog to keep you posted as to our progress. We want it to become a source of reference on this subject.

 

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We want to go beyond a classic video report and create an interactive and online documentary.

 

We will tell you about our progress throughout the year on a blog. We will share articles, interviews, and all the information we can gather. We want to meet the war reporters who risk their lifes and tell you about their stories and experiences. The more you help, the further we can investigate.

 

Such a documentary will give a new dimension to the different questions we will be addressing. But before that, we will create a blog to keep you posted. We want it to become a source of reference on this subject.

 

About us

 

Sans_titre

 

 

 

Elise - I joined Christophe on this topic a few months ago and today it has become a real challenge, and I love that! I am calm and reserved in general, but I know what I want and nothing can stop me. I chose to study journalism because it forces me to surpass myself, to always learn more, and that is what I want to do throughout this project.

 

Christophe - I like the job of war reporter, covering conflicts is something that is essential to me. I want to meet the men and women who risk their lifes everyday to describe for us horrors of war. This is even more of a challenge, because these stories that can be difficult to tell. I often worry about the conditions in which they do their jobs. I will surpass myself to find the answers to my questions.

Waar dient de collecte voor

Our project will involve many journeys abroad, to travel to these army bases , as well as to meet the journalists touched by this matter. We will finance part of this endeavor, but we need your help to go even further!

 

The 1500€ we hope to collect will allow us to do several things:

 

- Our journey to Collioure (in the south of France) to participate in military exercises: 380€ (190€/pers)

 

- Accommodation in Collioure: 200€ (100€/pers)

 

- Meeting with a French journalist who has agreed to talk to us. She has been covering the conflict in the Central African Republic. We will have the possibility of following her in her departure preparations, when she is sent to cover the conflict.

 

Since it depends on the events in the CAR, we cannot predict her departure date, meaning we have to be ready to go to Paris at any time. In that case, the tickets to Paris cost 400€ (200€/pers).

 

 

- Eurostar journey to the BBC in London. They work with a private enterprise who help to prepare their journalists for war environments, there they have a “head of risk” department. We would like to compare this set up to other situations. Cost of the journey: 400€ (200€/pers).

- KissKissBankBank mark-up: 120€

 

If your generosity goes beyond that goal, we will be able to go further in our journey and our meetings, and enrich our documentary.

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Voor €5 en meer

Votre nom apparaît dans les remerciements. Un grand merci pour votre contribution.
  • Backers: 5
  • Levering Januari 2015

Voor €5 en meer

Your name will be in the credits. Thank you very much for your contribution.

Voor €15 en meer

Votre nom apparaît dans les remerciements, vous recevez une carte postale de Collioure.
  • Backers: 5
  • Levering December 2014

Voor €15 en meer

Your name will be in the credits + you will receive a post card from Collioure.
  • Backer 1

Voor €25 en meer

Your name will be in the credits + a post card from Collioure + a format A4 picture autographed by a person we will have met during our experience as embedded journalists in the army.
  • Backers: 2

Voor €25 en meer

Votre nom apparaît dans les remerciements+ une carte postale de Collioure + une photo dédicacée par l'une de nos rencontres de notre stage dans l’armée en format A4.
  • Backers: 8
  • Levering April 2014

Voor €50 en meer

Your name will be in the credits + a post card from Collioure + a format A4 picture autographed by a person we will have met during our experience as embedded journalists in the army + an onlined debriefing after our time in the army.
  • Beschikbaarheid: 10/10

Voor €50 en meer

Votre nom apparaît dans les remerciements+ une carte postale de Collioure + une photo dédicacée par l'une de nos rencontres de notre stage dans l’armée en format A4 + nous vous réservons un débriefing de notre 1er stage dans l'armée belge dans un hangout.
  • Backers: 8
  • Beschikbaarheid: 2/10

Voor €75 en meer

Your name will be in the credits + a post card from Collioure + a format A4 picture autographed by a person we will have met during our experience as embedded journalists in the army + an online debriefing after our time in the army + a debriefing after our second experience with the army in France.
  • Backer 1
  • Beschikbaarheid: 9/10

Voor €75 en meer

Your name will be in the credits + a post card from Collioure + a format A4 picture autographed by a person we will have met during our experience as embedded journalists in the army + an onlined debriefing after our second time in the army.

Voor €100 en meer

Votre nom apparaît dans les remerciements + une carte postale de Collioure + une photo dédicacée par un reporter de guerre que nous aurons rencontré
  • Backers: 2
  • Levering December 2014

Voor €100 en meer

Your name will be in the credits + a post card from Collioure + a picture autographed by a war reporter we will have met.

Voor €200 en meer

Your name will be in the credits + a post card from Collioure + a format A4 picture autographed by a person we will have met during our experience as embedded journalists in the army + a meal with a war reporter.
  • Backer 1
  • Levering Februari 2015

Voor €200 en meer

Your name will be in the credits + a post card from Collioure + a format A4 picture autographed by a person we will have met during our experience as embedded journalists in the army + a meal with a war reporter.

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