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Journalist Safety
UN Resolution 1738

Journalist Safety
CoE Resolution 1535

Killing The Messenger
- INSI Global Inquiry - Report and Recommendations

Live News Africa
- A Survival Guide for Journalists

AIB Directory

Translations of key INSI information are available below in PDF format.
Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system to read them.

link to Arabic translation in PDF
link to Kurdish translation in PDF
link to Bengali translation in PDF
link to Azeri PDF
link to Word document in French
link to MS Word document in Spanish
link to MS Word document in Portuguese
link to PDF in Russian
link to PDF in Georgian
link to PDF in Tagalog
link to PDF in Bahasa Indonesia

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WHO Publishes Bird Flu Advice for Journalists

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new resource to help journalists demystify the science behind avian influenza and other flu outbreaks.

The "WHO Handbook for Journalists: Influenza Pandemic" is newly updated with information on the bird flu. Megge Miller, a scientist with the WHO office in Cambodia, told the Phnom Penh Post that the idea is to help journalists understand influenza terminology, so they are accurate and avoid causing panic. The guide should also help to standardize the language of journalists covering influenza outbreaks around the world.

The handbook explains flu basics, such as: the difference between bird flu and the feared pandemic influenza; the history of past flu pandemics; information on drug and vaccine treatments; the phases of a pandemic; and how a community can prepare for one.

For more information, contact Maria Cheng of WHO at or telephone +41 22 791 3982.