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As tens of thousands of journalists travel to Rio de Janeiro to cover the 2016 Olympic Games, which take place between 5 and 21 August, there are some things to bear in mind when out in the field.

Sam Berkhead, engagement editor at IJNet, has put together a list of safety and reporting tips for journalists covering the event.

To protect themselves as much as possible from health and safety threats, such as the Zika virus and crime, journalists should check out the guide to Olympic travel from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and they should also keep an eye out for reporting angles or subtopics that might be connected to the actual Games.

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