Dart Center ‘Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones’ 2019 Course for freelance Journalists (Full Scholarships Available)

Date limite d'inscription: June 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.

With generous support from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, the Rory Peck Trust, et le the ACOS Alliance, the Dart Center will be offering its annual four-day crisis zones reporting course to 16 freelance journalists at no cost.

Covering crisis presents some of the biggest challenges in the journalism profession. Reporters must make quick decisions on whether to trust a translator or drive down a dangerous road. This course will teach you how to operate with caution in volatile situations, with an emphasis on conflicts.

The training is also relevant to working in natural disaster situations such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. While most hostile environment training for journalists deals with ducking crossfire and kidnappers, this course will teach you how to avoid unnecessary peril through preparation and planning before, during and after assignments. Participants will emerge from the course with a better understanding of how to hire fixers, shun attackers and protect their digital footprints.

Expert trainers will provide instruction in the following areas:

  • Risk assessment: making the right decisions before and during an assignment, setting limits, sound practices amid riots, snipers, mines, shooting, roadblocks, infiltrators and general mayhem.
  • Digital Security: safeguarding sensitive computer data and communicating with others in a secure manner. Coding, encryption and cloud computing skills are taught.
  • Secourisme d'urgence: garrots, triage, fractures et blessures par balle.
  • Sensibilisation aux traumatismes: auto-soins émotionnels tout en couvrant des histoires troublantes.
  • Prévention du viol et des agressions sexuelles: établir des limites, retarder les tactiques, l'autodéfense de base et la guérison.

Lead Instructor: Judith Matloff, adjunct faculty, Columbia Journalism School and former conflict correspondent with more than 30 years of experience. The course will be held October 24 – 27, 2019, at the Columbia Journalism School in New York City.

Toutes les sessions du programme sont menées en anglais. Les participants doivent parler couramment l'anglais parlé.


The application deadline is June 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. Click here to apply now.

Les frais de cours - régulièrement $ 1175 USD - ont été souscrits par le James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, le Rory Peck Trust, et le Alliance ACOS. Therefore accepted applicants will not be responsible for any tuition fees to attend the course. However, all participants will be responsible for their travel, lodging, ground transportation and meals.

Sixteen freelance journalists from around the world will be admitted.

La participation est réservée aux journalistes indépendants.

Pour plus d'informations:

Visitez la page Web officielle du cours 2019 «Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones» du Dart Center

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