The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the world’s largest organisation of journalists and Travel Insurance provider battleface, today announced the re-launch of international travel plan for IFJ members to include medical expense benefits caused by or resulting from Covid-19*.
The renewed cover includes:
- 24/7 Travel and Emergency Assistance services
- Emergency Medical Evacuation, Repatriation and Medical Expenses up to €2,000,000
- Personal Accident Expenses up to €500,000
- Equipment Cover for up to €10,000
The IFJ collaboration with battleface will provide IFJ members with cost effective international travel plan with the flexibility for members to customise their policy for medical expenses, personal accident and equipment cover whilst reporting overseas.
Coverage applies to most destinations worldwide, other than the members home country, including countries under FCDO and government essential and non-essential travel advisories.
Sasha Gainullin, CEO battleface comments: “Journalists travelling overseas can face a significant number of challenges whilst on assignment. We are confident that by having the relevant insurance in place, journalists will be able to travel with added protection knowing that they are covered in the event of a crisis.”
IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellangersaid: “We are excited to be relaunching IFJ-battleface insurance cover, offering crucial coverage for our members reporting overseas. The risks facing international reporters have multiplied in recent years due to the Covid pandemic and growing attacks on journalists. With this insurance, we are confident that IFJ members will be able to fulfil their professional duties of informing the public safely and securely”.
For more information, please visit: https://ifj.battleface.com
10% exclusive discount offered to all IFJ International Press Card (IPC) holders
* COVID -19 is treated the same as any other sickness as defined in the plan.
The IFJ is the world’s largest organisation of journalists, representing 600,000 media professionals from 187 trade unions and associations in more than 140 countries. Established in 1926, the IFJ is the organisation that speaks for journalists within the United Nations system and within the international trade union movement. It defends press freedom and media workers’ rights across the world.