IFJ and battleface launch new insurance for journalists across the world

Brussels, October 28, 2019  – Today the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)  the world largest organization of journalists, has announced it is partnering with battleface – a provider of specialist insurance benefits and services for travelers visiting or working internationally – to offer an all-inclusive travel insurance to journalists.

This new insurance scheme will offer IFJ members protection while travelling and will include coverage in the world’s most challenging places. Members will be protected for emergency medical expenses and evacuation, as well as covered against accidents and injuries. They will also be able to insure their equipment whilst travelling anywhere in the world.

IFJ President Younes Mjahed said: “Getting insured is an absolute necessity when traveling and working overseas. Media workers are often taking immense risks to report and many currently travel without any insurance. This is particularly true for freelancers who often do not benefit from media’s own insurance schemes. This new insurance will allow this, at very affordable rates, to all our members across the world”.

CEO of battleface, Sasha Gainullin said: “We are more than humbled to be able to offer assistance and protection so IFJ members can continue to work and travel internationally with security and peace of mind”.

To find out more, please visit https://www.ifj.org

About IFJ
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.