About our staff blogs

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Dr. Rebwar Mustafa at his desk in the MSF health clinic in the Harmanli Camp.

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 Médecins sans Frontières / 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.

We are particularly keen to feature more blog posts from MSF national staff, so if you are a member of national staff with a story to tell, please do get in touch!

Are blog posts edited?

Our communications team support with proofreading and translations. Edits are 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 blogs@london.msf.org, or contact MSF's field communications manager in your country for more information.

I'd like to blog, but I need some help getting started...

If you're a member of MSF field staff just email blogs@london.msf.org to receive our blogging guidelines. You can also read "nine ways to write a brilliant blog for MSF" to get even more tips.

I'm a publisher or journalist. Can I reproduce the blog posts on this site, or interview one of the bloggers?

Please contact blogs@london.msf.org for information about reproducing the content on this site or about interviewing our staff.

I represent a brand or product. Can we collaborate with you on a sponsored blog post?

Our site showcases stories from MSF staff and patients only. We do not accept blog posts from other authors, and we do not use our site to promote external products, brands etc. Whilst we wish you best of luck in your endeavours, we kindly ask you not to contact us regarding sponsored posts or third party promotions. 

What is your privacy policy?

MSF takes the security of personal data very seriously and has clear policies and guidance on obtaining consent from both staff and patients who may feature in these blogs. If you wish to remove or change any personal information published on these pages, please contact the site manager by email: blogs@london.msf.org 

Personal data is retained securely in accordance with our internal retention policy and the Data Protection Act. For more information please see our privacy notice.