International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the successful
safety training organised for Gaza Journalists which took place in Cairo from 20 to 22
training which was jointly organised by the International Institute for News
Safety (INSI) and the IFJ and hosted by the Federation of Arab Journalists
(FAJ) was attended by 18 journalists from the Gaza Strip.
training is vital for journalists working in hostile environments and nowhere
else are conditions as challenging to journalists as in Gaza," said Aidan
White, IFJ General Secretary. "We are delighted that our
colleagues have completed the training and grateful to the FAJ for having made
the three-day workshop, journalists received training in safety and traumatic
stress management techniques.
18 journalists who attended the training came from different newspapers and Palestinian
media outlets based in Gaza.
IFJ is confident that the knowledge and skills acquired from this training will
help journalists in Gaza
to better assess the risks to their safety and security which they continue to
face on a daily basis.
knowledge of risk assessment is an important tool for journalists in Gaza," added White. "We
will continue to monitor the needs of our colleagues and discuss ways of
addressing them through our partnership with FAJ."
safety training was a result of the IFJ led mission to Gaza in January.
further information contact IFJ on +32 2 235 2207
The IFJ represents over 600,000 journalists
in 123 countries worldwide