In times of unrest, reporters are often in direct contact with acts of violence. Israel and the West Bank have seen many cases of journalists shot at, stoned or gassed. We see providing security gear for journalists in Israel an integral part of news production. Having a bullet proof vest and a reliable helmet is the least one could do to ensure a safe return home… Highlight Films offers security and safety solutions for camera crews, reporters and journalists arriving to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. We have years of experience in providing security and protective gear for news, current affairs and documentary production teams; more than a few journalists can share stories of how a bullet proof vest and helmet saved their lives…
Protective gear: PRESS tagged bullet proof vests, helmets and gas masks
We offer protective sets of a bulletproof vest and a helmet in our Tel Aviv office, after booking in advance.
We recommend to use Level 3A bullet proof vests with Level 3 front and back plates, as well as Level IIIA helmets in “hot” areas. All our vests are one-size, and can be adjusted for any user.
Gas masks are more specifically used by journalists covering demonstrations and clashes in the West Bank, and during confrontation with the IDF in Gaza. Often, these result in the use of teargas by the Israeli security forces. Gas masks are available in Tel Aviv; We supply them with fresh, unopened filters.
We offer the use of armoured vehicles in Israel and the West Bank: buses, vans and 4*4 vehicles. The driving of armoured vehicles takes a lot of experience, so we provide the vehicles with professional drivers.
Book in advance
When violence erupts, everyone seeks protection… We can accommodate for the needs of several crews at the same time, but even we have limited quantities. So if you plan to shoot or broadcast from a conflict hot spot in Israel or Palestine, please make sure you book your security gear in Israel, in advance.