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The Forum Freelance Fund (FFF) bursary competition for 2019 in now closed for applications. Last year, five freelancers working in dangerous places around the world for Canadian and other media won bursaries for hostile environment training, bringing the total number of freelancers who have received FFF bursaries since 2011 to 32. Details here.

The Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition for 2019 is scheduled to open on May 15. Details about previous winners here.

Le concours 2019 de bourses Forum Freelance Fund (FFF) est ouvert aux candidatures jusq’au 13 avril. L'année dernière, cinq pigistes travaillant dans des endroits dangereux du monde entier, pour le compte de médias canadiens et d'autres médias, ont remporté des bourses d’une formation de sécurité en environnements hostiles, portant ainsi le nombre total de pigistes ont reçu des bourses FFF depuis 2011 sur 32. Pour plus de détails, cliquez ici.

L'ouverture du concours 2019 de bourse Portenier pour les droits de l’homme est prévue pour le 15 mai. Pour en savoir plus sur les lauréats précédents, cliquez ici.


More safety training opportunities for freelancers:

NEW: Thanks to the generosity of the Associated Press, ACOS is offering two bursaries to freelance and/or local journalists to participate in a fully certified three day HEFAT (Hostile Environment and First Aid Training) course in Colombia, delivered by GJS. The course in late March is mainly dedicated to those covering the conflict in Venezuela. Details here.

NEW: The Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial 2 Lives Foundation announces the establishment of a Security Training Scholarship Program to help prepare freelance journalists operating in high-risk environments. The 2Lives Scholarship Program will provide Hostile Environments & Emergency First-Aid Training (HEFAT) on a recurring basis to qualified freelance journalists. More details here.

Through its membership in the ACOS Alliance the Forum is now able to bring more safety training options to the attention of freelance journalists, in addition to our own bursary programs. ACOS (A Culture of Safety) is an unprecedented international coalition of news organizations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom organizations. In August 2017 it launched its Standard Safety Training Form in conjunction with a 3-day hostile environment training course offered to freelancers by the James W. Foley Legacy FoundationThe database created by these and future applications will be available to all ACOS member organizations which offer free or financially-assisted safety training opportunities for freelancers. Those who complete the form may be offered other safety training opportunities run by ACOS members as they arise. More information is on the form header and the ACOS website. 




Three finalists have been named for each of the 2018 Mindset and En-Tête awards for workplace mental health reporting. They were chosen from 23 entries by journalists and media organizations across Canada. 

See details.  Media release on CNW.



Trois finalistes ont été sélectionnés pour chacun des prix 2108 En-Tête et Mindset pour le rapportage en santé mentale au travail, parmi 23 candidatures de journalistes et d'organisations médiatiques du Canada. 

 Tous les détails.  Comminiqué de presse sur CNW.









Écoutez cette discussion importante chez Radio-Canada (principalement en français). Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous.

Listen to this important discussion at Radio-Canada (mostly in French) by clicking on the audio link below.



                                                                                 


Second edition of Mindset has a new 
chapter on mental health reporting in Indigenous communities.

Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health / En-Tête: Reportage et Santé Mentale is the Forum's
 bilingual project on mental health reporting in Canada -- produced by journalists for journalists. 7,000 copies are in use in newsrooms and journalism classrooms across the country.

Please visit our separate Mindset website to find out more. You can download a field guide for quick reference -- or dig into the website for more context and resources. And you can help build the project by offering reference material, suggesting a discussion group, or sending a question to a mentor. 



       








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