SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom - Samir Kassir Foundation

Online Safety Training for MENA-Based Journalists

Thursday , 15 October 2020
The SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom and ACOS Alliance along with its signatory organisations Frontline Freelance Register (FFR), Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), and Marie Colvin Journalists' Network (MCJN) are working in partnership to offer 50 journalists based in the Middle East FREE access to a safety training course provided online by experienced media safety trainers at Silk Road Training.

In line with the ACOS Principles, this training course is designed to help journalists exposed to safety challenges in their work to become better prepared through a combination of structured and self paced learning. Selected participants will be able to access Silk Road’s platform over a period of 30 days, starting on Monday 16 November, 2020.
 
Participants will engage with online study using video, interactive presentations, quizzes and course downloads. Each participant with have access to modules covering: Trauma First Aid, Civil Unrest and Terrorism, Personal Security and Travel Safety (including digital security and gender security considerations) and Frontline Conflict Safety.
 
The course also includes a series of five live webinars that will include interactive scenarios covering life saving first aid, civil unrest, frontline conflict safety and digital security. On completion, each participant will receive a certificate.
 
To apply, submit our application form (in English or Arabic) by Friday 30 October.
 
The course is available in English and Arabic.

This initiative has received support from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

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