RNW is an independent media organisation active in China and 17 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Arab world, where freedom of expression is severely restricted. RNW offers information unavailable in local media because of legislation or taboos

Photography guidelines

There are no fixed guidelines for photography and there are not a lot of assignments for photography. Much use is made of image libraries like ANP, AFP, AP and Reporters. For smaller (not full-screen)use of images a lot of pictures come from Flickr (Creative Commons license).

Guidelines for the selection of images are:

  • - focus on one person as much as possible, since most stories are linked to single people
  • - the persons represent as much as possible our primary target group, youth aged 18-30 years old, and pictures are taken locally (as little as possible editors from Hilversum but people from the target groups in our target countries)
  • - the person looks in the lens to enhance commitment from the viewer
  • - the person is positioned in the middle to enable optimal use of headlines and subheadlines