Hannah Storm

director and CEO Ethical Journalism Network

Hannah Storm is the incoming Director and CEO of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), a media consultant specialising in gender-based violence and gender sensitive reporting, and the former director of the International News Safety Institute (INSI). The EJN is an alliance of reporters, editors and publishers working in more than 30 countries. Its aim is to strengthen journalism around the world by promoting education through the principles of ethical journalism and good practice in reporting.

During her time at INSI, Storm established a vital physical and virtual safety network for its members, which included some of the world's most best known news organisations, including Reuters, Agence France-Press, the BBC, CNN, Globo and NHK. This network allowed them to discuss their responses to and share good practice for some of the most important security challenges of recent times.

She is co-author of The Emotional Toll on Journalists Covering the Refugee Crisis and The Kidnapping of Journalists: Reporting from High Risk Conflict Zones, both written for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford and No Woman's Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters, published by INSI, which explores the unique safety issues for women working in the media.

She has also worked as a freelance media consultant for different UN agencies with a specific focus on gender and media. In her freelance capacity, she is currently developing a curriculum for the Poynter Institute in Florida in partnership with the Press Forward to counter sexual harassment in the newsroom.

Before joining INSI, Storm spent more than a decade working as a journalist for television and radio, online and print for outlets including the BBC, The Times, Reuters and ITN. She has also worked for Oxfam.

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