Press Releases IFJ and battleface launch new insurance for journalists across the world

IFJ and battleface launch new insurance for journalists across the world

IFJ and battleface launch new insurance for journalists across the world

Brussels, 28 October 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”.

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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.


About battleface

battleface provides unique travel medical insurance benefits and services to travelers visiting or working internationally, including in the world’s most challenging places. Where ordinary insurance stops, battleface keeps going: through conflict zones and lawless areas; into the surf and beneath the waves, across isolated deserts, up the sides of mountains and more. battleface covers dangerous places, emergency medical treatment, evacuation and accidents, and adventure travel to isolated places with 24/7 on-the-ground assistance and claims services. battleface was developed by Tangiers Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary and Coverholder at Lloyd’s of London.


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