INSI launches book on female journalists’ experiences in conflict zones

The International News Safety Institute's "No Woman’s Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters" is available at

The International News Safety Institute launched a publication titled “No Woman’s Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters” in time for International Women’s Day.

The book, sparked by the sexual assault of Lara Logan last year in Tahrir Square, includes a collection of 40 stories of the experiences of women journalists. INSI calls this effort the first book “solely dedicated to the safety of women journalists.”

In addition to Logan, contributors include several BBC correspondents such as Lyse Doucet, Caroline Wyatt and Frances Harrison, as well as Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, al-Jazeera’s Zeina Awad, Somali investigative journalist Fatuma Noor, and countless others.

A panel discussion held for the book’s launch, chaired by Doucet, was live streamed online through Reuters. Check out Twitter comments via the hashtag #nowomansland and in the stream here.

Proceeds of the project go toward the group’s safety training for women journalists.

Here are a few write-ups on the project including excerpts and pieces by some of the books’ contributors.

Safety of women journalists on the frontline highlighted in new book (The Guardian)

Women journalists share stories from the frontline (

Women reporters on the front line: Tales of survival (BBC)

Women reporters on the front line: 15 survival tips (BBC)

On International Women’s Day, reflections from women journalists in war zones (Washington Post)

“No Woman’s Land” book details newswomen in warzones (Reuters)

Zeina Awad: On the front lines with female journalists  (Al Jazeera)

Frances Harrison: My double life as mother and foreign correspondent (

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