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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM OUR PARTNERS IN THE ACOS ALLIANCE.  
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THE ACOS FORM LINKED BELOW. 
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE FORUM. THESE ARE NOT FFF BURSARIES.
Posted September 28 2018
The ACOS Alliance, Frontline Freelance Register (FFR), Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), International Women Media Foundation (IWMF), Marie Colvin Journalists' Network (MCJN), Rory Peck Trust (RPT) and SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom are working in partnership to offer two separate safety training courses: a 5 day HEFAT (Hostile Environment and First Aid Training) course and a 2 day Refresher course (on October 26th and 27th) in Beirut. These are two different courses and both are open to a maximum of 16 participants each.
The 5 day HEFAT course runs from October 22nd to 26th (both inclusive), and is open to English and Arabic speakers. Course fees and accommodation are covered. A limited number of travel grants are available to eligible applicants based in the region.
The 2 day Refresher course runs on October 26th and 27th, and is only available in English for applicants who have completed a HEFAT course within the last 3 years. Course fees are covered. Selected applicants are expected to pay for their own travel and accommodation in Beirut. A limited number of travel grants are available to eligible applicants based in the region.
In line with the ACOS Principles, these two courses are designed to help journalists covering conflict or exposed to safety challenges in their work to be better prepared. The courses comprise of classroom and group discussion work interspersed with realistic exercises to build skills and confidence. The courses will pay special attention to digital security. A vital element of these courses is the medical training. An experienced and qualified medic will teach life saving techniques. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive industry recognised certification.
Elisabet Cantenys
Executive Director, ACOS Alliance
@ACOSalliance

CREATING A  CULTURE OF SAFETY  FOR FREELANCE JOURNALISM

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