International Humanitarian Law: Tools for Journalists

Webinar 1: Introduction

This introductory webinar explains the bodies of law that come into play during situations of armed conflict. The Canadian Red Cross’ Catherine Gribbon, and Tracey Begley from the ICRC, discuss the laws that may apply during a situation you are reporting. Learn the who, what, where, when, and how of what can be legally targeted under International Humanitarian Law.


Webinar 2: Civilians and combatants

Building on the previous webinar, learn the legal differences between civilians and combatants – and the unique protections that International Humanitarian Law provides. This webinar also discusses what is not protected under IHL.


Webinar 3: Reporting from the frontline

This webinar discusses the important role of journalists during conflicts. Catherine and Tracey discuss the protections for war correspondents, as well as the resources that are available to journalists who are reporting from conflict zones. You will also learn about how the ICRC helps journalists reporting from situations of armed conflict.


Learn more about International Humanitarian Resources that are available for media professionals.