Training on journalistic safety is essential, especially for media workers operating under challenging – often life threatening – conditions. In collaboration with international partners, Free Press Unlimited supports (media) organisations and media workers with safety training.

In our training programmes, we always approach safety holistically and mitigation strategies will never be seen as stand-alone interventions. Physical, digital, psycho-social and legal safety, will not be viewed in isolation from each other. 


Together with Greenhost - and the digital security community at large - Free Press Unlimited is currently developing TOTEM (Training using Online Tools for Effectiveness and Measurability), a platform to independently support media (security) trainers and media workers on secure use of the internet with online tools. The project will enhance the capacity of human rights defenders and journalist to work more securely and assist them to do their work in more effective and secure ways.

The TOTEM project is an online platform aimed at an international audience. Although it has no specific target countries, it provides curricula, training techniques and methodologies that can be used in a wide range of contexts. By using TOTEM, journalists, activists and human rights defenders can learn how to work more safely online, reducing their fear and anxiety and thus increase their efficiency. TOTEM will be launched during the second quarter of 2018.

Training/ learning resources

Free Press Unlimited recommends the following resources designed to provide safety to journalistic (digital/physical/psycho-social) by our partners.

If you are an organisation with specific training needs related to journalistic safety, please contact us via the following e-mail address: