About the project

The Journalist Survival Guide was designed to aid primarily journalists and activists working in war zones and other areas of conflict, where their safety may be at risk. The Survival Guide may be helpful to various other individuals facing similar scenarios and challenges.


Produced by the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom at the Samir Kassir Foundation.

Content of the videos was prepared with the assistance of:

The Lebanese Red Cross

The ICT Team at the National Democratic Institute

The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy

Executive Producer: Maroun Sfeir

Storyboards & Animation: Kook Creative Studio

Video Consultant: Andrew Codd

Translation: Nour El-Assaad

Arabic Voice-over: Rima Khaddaj

English Voice-over:  Andrew Codd

Sound Recording: Creative Impact

Music: “Mining By Moonlight” by Kevin Macleod

This work was made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

You are free to share, copy, distribute and transmit this work under the conditions that you attribute the work to the Samir Kassir Foundation, but without suggesting in anyway that the Samir Kassir Foundation endorses you or your use of the work. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. You may not alter, transform or build upon this work.