Journalist Insurance in Syria
5 September 2013
Due to the ongoing civil war and political unrest in Syria, there is a heightened threat of terrorism and the real risk of kidnapping.
Although the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the equivalent in other countries, advise against all travel to the whole of Syria, there are still many foreign journalists entering the country that have a need for high-risk insurance. Insurance for Syria is proving difficult to obtain as many journalists have been detained by the Syrian security forces or other armed groups during the crisis; and a number of foreign journalists have been killed.
As specialists in providing insurance solutions for high-risk occupations and locations, Bellwood Prestbury provide journalist and media insurance for reporters, crews and production staff working on dangerous assignments where standard cover will not be valid. News crews covering wars and political unrest, documentary teams embedded with military personnel and production companies filming in remote regions can all be insured through Bellwood Prestbury.
Bellwood Prestbury can also provide global kidnap insurance, backed by highly experienced and responsive security consultants with proven expertise in regions such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and across Africa.
To find out more about the international journalist insurance or kidnap and ransom insurance packages that Bellwood Prestbury can provide, please call +44 (0) 1242 584 558, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us today.