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IFJ Issues Media Safety Advisory for Reporters Covering Battle of Mosul in Iraq

27 October 2016

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has published a safety advisory for reporters covering the battle for Mosul, in northern Iraq. The advisory contains best practice and procedures for newsgatherers to minimize the risks and manage the threats they face while reporting the conflict.

The safety advisory includes a conflict analysis with key questions for journalists to assess the situation in which they are operating, advice on military tactics used by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, operational media task planning when covering frontline combat operations and essential personal equipment including ballistic and chemical protective equipment that employers should provide.