Credits: All from AP - from left: Martin Mejia (Lima 2000), David de la Paz (Mexico City 1999), Jose Luis Magana (Mexico City 1998), Nasser Nasser (Ramallah 2002), Srdjan Ilic (Kosovo 1998) & Nasser Nasser (Ramallah 2000).
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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.
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link to Arabic translation in PDF
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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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Safety Precautions for Volcanic Eruption Coverage
Provided by AKE Ltd
Working guidelines


High speed lava flow containing toxic gases and 400 degrees + molten rock, which would be too fast for a person to out run.

Volcanic eruption clouds, liable to disperse ash over a large area (1000 km +) and affecting the local infrastructure in various ways such as:

  • Aircraft accessibility, diversions and delays
  • Food supplies, crops and live stock
  • Dangerous driving conditions: poor visibility
  • Vehicle air filtration systems blocked causing over heating and mechanical failure
  • Drainage systems blocked and potential for local flooding
  • Railway lines affected
  • Water supplies affected

    Health problems as a result of ash particles within the atmosphere such as:

  • Increased risk of Asthma reaction
  • General respiratory and breathing problems
  • Potential for severe reaction with moisture within lungs causing a cementing affect within the lungs
  • Local eye irritation

    Preventative measures and recommendations:

    Monitor weather conditions particularly wind direction (wind changes direction with attitude)

    Have plans to evacuate up wind to a safe area under cover

    Have clear medical evacuation plans, which may be affected by aircraft and vehicle accessibility

    Where protective face masks and goggles

    Make regular updates with the volcanic monitoring centre

    Have sufficient water, food and medical equipment supplies, when travelling and at base location (minimum 72hours)

    Once major eruption as been declared have plans in place to return to a safe location and at a suitable distance