Welcome to our links page. This page only has links to organizations, charities and businesses who have supported the development of VAMPHire.com or ones we feel can help our users.
Links on this page do not mean that they are sponsored or affiliated to us! We
can not be held responsible for views expressed on those pages or its content.
If you feel a link has inappropriate content, please let us know.
A listing in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not mean it is an endorsement.
We will be adding to this page and making alterations regularly, so keep an eye out for changes.
Online and Offline
Below are several websites that offer practical safety advice that our users might find very helpful.
LINK - The UK Safer Internet Centre offers advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
LINK - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity that campaigns and works in child protection in the United Kingdom.
LINK - Childline - This link takes you to advice for both adults and children provided by a UK based charity that helps protect children in the UK.
LINK - United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) are part of the Department of Homeland Security. They provide information and allow you to report incidents of Phishing, Malware or Vulnerabilities as well as giving advice and tools you can use to help keep safe online.
LINK - An American based website that provides information on educational topics and resources.
LINK - The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 UK organisations that work in partnership to help keep children safe online.
It might be worth also looking at our 'Social Network Security' advice page for some safety tips.
National/International Media Regulation Authorities
Across the world, governments establish agencies to regulate the media and it's always a good idea to know the rules, especially when you are working within the media. Below is a small list of links to TV, broadcasting and other media regulation authorities around the world.
Print and Online Media
LINK - The Australian Press Council (APC) is responsible for promoting good standards of media practice, community access to information of public interest, and freedom of expression through the media in Australia. It covers newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets.
LINK - Newspapers Canada provides a range of services to its members, advocating on their behalf and increasing the profile of the industry with advertisers, government and other stakeholders.
LINK - The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) acts as the Indian Newspaper Publishers Association. It promotes and safeguards the business interests of its members and also makes rules to govern the conduct of its members.
LINK - Print and Digital Media South Africa (PFMSA) is an umbrella body incorporating print and digital media. Currently the PDMSA membership includes more than 700 newspaper and magazine titles that cater for four different language groups. It is dedicated to promoting a free and independent press through close interaction with members and by working together across print and digital media.
LINK - The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is a non-profit organization who are committed to championing South Africa's hard won freedom of expression and promoting quality, ethics and diversity within the Country's media.
United Kingdom (UK)
LINK - IMPRESS (The Independent Monitor for the Press) is the first truly independent press regulator in the UK. It covers all written journalism online and offline and works in a Community Interest Company that has the power to decide on complaints which UK publishers cannot resolve.
LINK - IPSO - The Independent Press Standards Organisation is an independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK.
TV and Radio
Regulatory bodies for broadcast media. It is worth noting that some of these also control regulation of internet media operations as well.
CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
EUROPE (EU and Non-EU members)
National and International
LINK - Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is one of the most professional and respected media freedom organisations in the world.
LINK - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is the world's largest organisation of journalists, representing around 600.000 members in 134 countries.
LINK - National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland), best known as the NUJ, is a trade union for journalists founded in 1907. It is the main voice for journalists and journalism within the UK with more than 38,000 members.
- LINKS - Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) is a professional association for working journalists throughout the British Commonwealth, that covers journalists working in print, broadcasting and online. The aim of the group is to raise their status and quality. The CJA has branches in some Commonwealth countries, and members in all of the British Commonwealth member states.
- LINK - World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) is an international community of around 4,000 members, in more than 115 countries.
- LINK - International Press Institute (IPI) is a global organization of editors, media executives and leading journalists who are dedicated to the protection of press freedom.
LINK - Named after Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19 works worldwide to combat censorship by promoting freedom of expression.
Publishing and registration
LINK - The International ISBN Agency is the registration authority for the Easily recognizable identity registration system that is found on all kinds of books. The International Standard Book Number is key to an efficient and effective book supply chain, used on a global basis.
LINK - Creative Commons is a global charity supported by thousands of individuals who believe that sharing and collaboration are key to building a thriving commons with the power to spark new ideas and solve global challenges.
Visas and immigration
If you are going abroad, we strongly recommend to check with your travel provider for all information about the location you are visiting or going to be working in. For extra information, please have a look at the websites below:
LINK - Visas and immigration information supplied by a business called VisaCentral Switzerland Ltd.
Psychological Support Services
depression and heart attacks are the biggest killers of those in the media.
If you are working in the media industry, the pressure can be very high and that
can lead to major psychological issues. This is especially apparent for those
who have personal attacks made on their character or appearance, say models
being told they are too fat or too slim. Bullying can negatively impact mental
health and well-being, which can lead to long lasting depressions and, in worse
cases, to suicide.
Another psychological trauma can be caused by seeing or hearing a horrific
situation. For example, if you are a news reporter, you might whiteness a
fatality or any other disturbing scenes that you won't be able to shake easily
from your thoughts.
Having a job within the media industry also often requires working long,
anti-social hours. That can sometimes result in sleep deprivation and seriously
affect your well being. It is not just work related issues, personal issues like
fallings of isolation can creep in, along with debt issues and even bereavement,
all of them or just one of them can affect your ability to work and more
importantly your physical and mental health. If things are getting you down,
never let them get out of hand. See your doctor or a psychiatrist for help.
Don't let it be you... If you feel upset, stop and
If you need to talk and you are in the UK & Republic of Ireland
Both in Ireland or the UK, if you are in immediate danger because of thoughts
of suicide or know anyone who is suicidal, you should call:- 999 or 112 now and
receive help from trained mental heath professionals. In UK your can also
Samaritans offers a crises service.
You don't have to be suicidal to call this charity! They are
available to talk to about anything all day, every day. Helping you to better
understand and support people with mental health problems. They are not
religious. They will not impose any personal attitudes or beliefs on you. All
calls are FREE and completely coincidental.
116 123 (UK)
116 123 (ROI)
Mind is a registered charity in England and
Wales, who provide mental health information support.
If you need to talk and you are in the America (USA)
If you are in America (USA) and you are in immediate danger because of
thoughts of suicide or know anyone who is suicidal, you should call:- 911 now
and receive help from trained mental health professionals.
Other options for advice include:-
NSPL (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
This service offers its users FREE, confidential crisis counselling 24
hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. You don't have to be
suicidal to call!
A full list of International Hotlines can be located via:-
Suicide.Org who are a US based NON-PROFIT
First Aid Training
We cannot advise on the quality of individual training providers or the service they provide, but the links below, we hope, will help you to find a provider that can help you to learn first aid for your work and everyday life.
LINK - St John Ambulance. This is a leading First Aid Charity that provides health and safety training courses for thousands of companies, local authorities, and members of the public. Known also as SJA they operate
internationally, in 40 countries, like the UK, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
LINK - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has 2 globally recognized emblems - the Red Cross and the Red Crescent - This is the fastest way to find one of the 2
groups that covers your area.
ASR Search Engine
British Newspaper Archive
All listing on this page are used at the reader's own risk. Whilst every care is taken, we will not be held responsible for any content, information or purchases made on the sites or servises listed above. If by any chance you find any dead links or links that have inappropriate content on them, please feel free to report it to us.