Tim Crockett/CPJ Guest Blogger
Tim Crockett is a former U.K. Special Forces commando and the chief executive officer of Pioneer Consulting Group, a security training and consulting firm. He is a security adviser to CNN, and accompanied a three-person CNN crew led by international correspondent Arwa Damon to Homs, Syria, last March.
Preparation helps freelancers survive, thrive
When the story is so important but the risks are so high, journalists must keep safety at the forefront of their thinking. That’s especially true for freelancers who often do not have the support of a large news organization. Preparation, peer networking, and smart planning can help improve the odds of not only surviving hostile…