5 March 2019 09:45 - 10 March 2019 18:45

Moscow: Course on safe behavior in dangerous situation for media professionals

About the event

Dear colleagues,
Application reception for March is closed. Next course will be in Autumn.

The ICRC, along with the Russian Humanitarian Mission (RHM), organized a course on safe behavior in dangerous situations. The course, which was opened to media professionals in Moscow and the surrounding region, took place from 5 to 10 March 2019. Following the applications received, 14 people were selected to attend the course.

The six-day long course covered different areas of knowledge necessary for journalists going on missions in dangerous areas. Out of which, they spent four days dedicated to the theoretical class work where they picked up necessary skills. The last two days spent were spent in a controlled environment field exercise where, without the assistance of trainers, they put everything they had leant in the previous days to use.

The trainers included military experts, first aid specialists and experts from the ICRC, along with current and former rescuers of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations who had participated in hundreds of rescue operations in Russia and abroad.

The goal of the course is to give the necessary knowledge to media professionals and to teach them the specifics of behavior in dangerous zones, in order to make their life and work easier in difficult missions and to diminish risks that might affect them.

We have been conducting this free of charge course since July 2015. The programme of the course can be found on the RHM web site.

To apply for participation in the course, send an email explaining why it is important for you to take part in the course to the email address - media.safetycourse@gmail.com and mark in the letter subject "course for journalists".

Photogallery from the 2017 course.  

For additional information about participation in the course contact:

Oleg Grozovsky, RHM, 8 925 199 84 52, media.safetycourse@gmail.com
Galina Balzamova, ICRC, 8 903 545 35 34, gbalzamova@icrc.org

Date & Time

5 March 2019 09:45 - 10 March 2019 18:45

Venue address

Grokholsky per. 13/1, Moscow