Tell us what you need: support for freelance journalists during COVID-19
COVID-19 will significantly impact freelance journalists in the coming months. The Rory Peck Trust is trying to understand how it can best adapt to changing needs and support you during this challenging time. Please complete this short survey and forward on to other freelancers worldwide, so we can tailor our assistance and support to what you need most.
Area/region/country you are based in
What type of journalism do you do (ie. human rights, news, political affairs)? List up to three.
Have you applied for any type of assistance related to COVID-19 (government or otherwise)?
If yes, who was offering the assistance (ie. government, NGO, etc)?
What are the main work challenges you are currently facing as a result of Covid-19? Select as many that apply.
Commissions being cancelled
New commissions not coming in
Meeting or communicating with commissioners/editors/colleagues
Managing workloads and projects
Having to produce more digital content but not having the skills; for example, films, vlogs, infographics
Inability to get necessary training due to closures and shutdowns
Lack of government support for freelancers
Inability to get or complete stories due to self-isolation/quarantine/lockdown
Unable to get insurance with coverage for COVID-19
I’m not facing any new work challenges due to COVID-19
What support are you in most need of right now? Select as many that apply.
Grants for safety or other training
Mental health support
Financial support due to lack of commissions/work
Financial support due to illness
Guidance/advice on reporting during COVID-19
What other kinds of support would be useful? Please select your top two.
Personal protection equipment
Online mental health support/counselling
Digital safety guides
Webinars on important issues
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