IRRC No. 249

ICRC ‘hot line’ for journalists on dangerous professional missions

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Concerned by the increasing hazards facing journalists on professional missions, the ICRC will try to intensify its efforts on their behalf as persons protected by international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts, in conformity with the humanitarian mandate vested on it by the international community. A ‘hot line’ has now been put into service at the ICRC, so that the editors and professional organizations concerned can rapidly contact it and request its aid in case of need.

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