IWMF Physical Safety and Hostile Environment Training

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.


Pulitzer Centre Hostile Environment Training for Freelance Journalists

Thomson Reuters will cover the costs of up to fourteen freelance journalists attending a five-day Hostile Environment Training course run by Hawthorne Proactive 


Investigative Journalism: Safety and Security – a Free Training Program

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.


Rainforest Journalism Fund HEFAT Course

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 Hostile Environments & Emergency First-Aid Training (HEFAT)

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.