This section of the site is for journalists, bloggers, photographers, film makers and other members of the media interested in working with Médecins Sans Frontières. Speaking out about the plight of the people we help is central to the Médecins Sans Frontières' guiding principles. Our communications officers are in regular contact with Médecins Sans Frontières field staff and can help members of the media wishing to cover humanitarian issues with the following:
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The communications department at Médecins Sans Frontières Australia is calling for expressions of interest from experienced journalists/writers. We are looking to profile recently returned field workers in the Australian and New Zealand press. Ideal candidates will have excellent writing skills, a good knowledge of Australian and New Zealand print and online media and experience in pitching articles for eventual publication in the press.
Please send a CV and two examples of your work to sally.mcmillan(at)sydney.msf.org
As a charitable organisation we strive to keep our organisational costs to a minimum. Whilst we will endeavour to respond to all expressions of interest, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of your submission, please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.
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We provide regular updates on our field activities to those registered on our press release list.
To be added to our press release list, please contact Sally McMillan, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia press officer, and include your name, the publication/programme you work for, and any specific areas of interest.
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Any text on this website may be replicated in other publications free of charge. We would appreciate it if you would contact Sally McMillan to let us know.
We can provide photos, audio and video footage of humanitarian crises on request.
We are happy to provide opinion pieces, comments and articles written by Médecins Sans Frontières staff and volunteers.
We can organize interviews with Médecins Sans Frontières staff working in the field or with spokespeople in our offices.
We can facilitate media visits to Médecins Sans Frontières projects whenever possible. Because Médecins Sans Frontières works in difficult and insecure environments, we have produced a number of guidelines for journalists visiting Médecins Sans Frontières projects.