A key principle of our organisation is speaking out about what we see - bearing witness or, ‘témoignage’. Our staff are on the ground in humanitarian crises around the world.
Frequently asked questions
Can any member of Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) field staff blog?
In most of the places where we work, MSF field staff are free to write posts about their daily lives and the lifesaving work they carry out. Occasionally, security constraints mean this isn’t possible in order to protect the safety of our staff and patients. However, we are continuously reviewing these situations.
Are blog posts edited?
Our communications team support with proofreading and translations. Edits are only made for clarity, or if a post includes content that could jeopardise our patients, our staff or our work in a country or region.
I'm a member of MSF field staff. How do I submit a post for publication?
It's great that you want to get involved! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the field communications manager in your country for more information.
I'm a publisher or journalist. Can I reproduce the blog posts on this site, or interview one of the bloggers?
Please contact email@example.com for information about reproducing the content on this site or about interviewing our staff.
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