The IWMF is committed to helping improve the ability of journalists to report safely in an increasingly complex world, and improve their situational awareness, self-defense and first aid skills. In-person HEFAT trainings typically last four days, with at least 50 percent of the course focused on training through practical, realistic scenarios.
GIJN has partnered with the London-based Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Freedom of the Press Foundation to offer a unique safety and security training program specifically tailored for investigative journalists and others in watchdog newsrooms. It will be delivered online through hands-on practical training sessions with some of the world’s leading journalism safety trainers.
The course is tailored to the specific challenges of reporting on environmental issues in Southeast Asia. The course will be open to as many as 15 journalists selected from the Southeast Asia region, including Rainforest Journalism Fund grantees. Independent (freelance) and staff journalists of any nationality are welcome to apply.
GJS works for news, non-profit, corporate and government clients. It provides private news organizations with security consulting services and training options for staff, freelance journalists and other contributors. It also offers non-governmental international organizations management security consulting services along with both general and customized training for overseas-based personnel.