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The ACOS Alliance

The ACOS Alliance

The ACOS (A Culture of Safety) Alliance is a unique global coalition of 150+ news organizations, journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalism practices, with a focus on freelance and local journalists. ACOS leverages the expertise and resources of its stakeholders to democratize access to safety expertise and training for under-resourced journalists and newsrooms; raises safety standards through the Freelance Journalist Safety Principles; and advances safety best practice, innovation and collaboration among news organizations, NGOs and journalists.

Future Events Supported by The ACOS Alliance

Jun 22024

Safety 101 for Visual Journalists

A practical two-hour workshop introducing visual journalists to safety as a pillar of professionalism and best practice.

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Jun 22024

Safely Covering the U.S. Elections

A practical 2-hour workshop presenting visual journalists with key digital and physical safety tools for covering the U.S. elections and election-related events.

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Jun 62024

Safety Starts with a Contract

This interactive workshop enables visual journalists to confidently negotiate contractual terms to ensure fair treatment and safe working conditions.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by The ACOS Alliance

Jun 112023

Safety 101 for Visual Journalists

A practical 2-hour workshop introducing visual journalists to safety as a pillar for professionalism and best practice.

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Jun 152022

Photoville Safety Clinics

The Photoville Freelance Safety Clinics are an opportunity for freelance photojournalists and documentary photographers to receive free, expert, one-on-one advice on safety and security topics.

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Sep 272020

Addressing Trauma: Resilience and Self-Care

This workshop provides an interactive, informal, and guided session around self-care and resilience.

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Sep 162018

Photography and Trauma: Psychological Stress and The Occupational Hazards of Exposure to Traumatic Imagery

This panel aims to highlight how common psychological stress and trauma is among journalists and discuss related topics: Why are photographers and photo editors at particular risk? What are the barriers to treating trauma and how do we address them? What resources are available?

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