Insurance for freelance journalists

In partnership with the insurance company Battleface, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is offering a range of insurance policies for journalists who are RSF members when they travel abroad for the purpose of reporting. We cover war risks and the consequences of acts of terrorism. Affiliation to RSF, which is a pre-requisite, can be obtained here.

A dedicated website will soon be available for those who want to take advantage of this offer directly online.

Pending the creation of this website, it is already possible to acquire this insurance by contacting our partner Battleface, which can issue quotes and policies manually after receiving the following information:

  • country of residence
  • destination country
  • age
  • travel dates

In order to obtain information about the various insurance policies available and take out one of them, journalists who are RSF members should contact Battleface by email ([email protected]) or by phone at +44 (33) 00270999. Battleface staff are available 24/7.

Please note that this insurance is unfortunately not available to persons residing in the United States, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Crimea, South Sudan and Venezuela.

Please also note that this insurance is not available for journalists wishing to travel to the following countries or territories: Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Crimea and South Sudan.

If you cannot obtain insurance from Battleface because of these exclusions, we suggest that you try other insurance sources such as: 

For any questions about this service, please contact RSF’s Assistance Desk ([email protected]).

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