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IMI’s webinars on active combat zone. School of safety for journalists: call for applications

27.05.2021, 16:12

 In June, IMI launches the second module of the online Safety School for Journalists  *. This time, the webinar will be dedicated to the work of journalists in the active combat zone.

Participants of the webinars will have an advantage while being selected for practical trainings on the service ranges, which will be held by IMI in the summer. 

During the second module, qualified trainers with extensive experience in situations of extreme gravity or urgency will provide practical advice to participants on working in hot zones. In particular, they will look into how to prepare oneself for an outgoing mission to the combat zone, what is to be a set of backpacks and first aid kits. The experts will talk about the legal specificities in the work of journalists in the combat zone, the rules of accreditation, and other nuances related to the law. A separate block will be devoted to algorithms of pre-medical care. 


? 08.06.2021, 16:00, “Preparation for work in the active combat zone: the necessary formalities, complete sets of backpacks, contacts”

Trainer : Iryna Zemlyana, IMI safety coach for journalists.

? 15.06.2021, 16:00, “Accreditation and other legal specificities of work in the Joint Forces Operation zone”

Trainer: Ali Safarov, IMI media lawyer.

? 22.06.2021, 16:00, “Safety in the active combat zone. Explosions, mines, trip-wires, communication with the military, etc. ”

Trainer: Oleksiy Pavliychuk, safety of journalists counsel.

? 29.06.2021, 16:00, “Premedical care in the active combat zone. Rendering algorithm”

✔ Participation is free, but registration is required. All webinars will be held online. Registration form is available HERE. Deadline is June 6, 2021.

* The School of Safety provides four thematic security training modules for media professionals. There are four online seminars in each module. A special training module is supposed to be held in four regions of highest level of physical aggression targeting journalists.

The project is implemented with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation within the project "Mobilization of efforts to address challenges in the media sphere of Ukraine." The material reflects the opinion of the authors and does not necessarily coincide with the position of the International Renaissance Foundation.

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