Bucharest, 16-18 March 2001
The International Federation of Journalists and the Centre for Independent Journalism, Bucharest, organised a safety training workshop for journalists in Bucharest, 16 / 18 March 2001.
Journalists from Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Yugoslavia and Romania participated.
The trainers, AKE Ltd, use materials developed closely with the BBC, one of the most recognised providers of safety training in the world, and adapt them to the specific needs of the journalists in the region.
The workshop not only provided comprehensive safety training for journalists reporting from conflict regions, but also focused on situations of tensions and social strife, such as reporting demonstrations and riots, that journalists meet in their daily work.
Safety training has now become standard for foreign correspondents among the large western media. The BBC have also extended the provision of safety training to their locally employed staff. This workshop is part of an IFJ work programme that aims to make the same protection available to local journalists as is available to western journalists.
All participants costs were covered by the programme.
Local coordination was organised by Ioana Avadani of the Centre for Independent Journalism, Bucharest.
Center for Independent Journalism, Str. Bibescu Voda, nr 18, sector 4, Bucharest
Fax: 184.108.40.206.83: Tel: 220.127.116.11.50 : Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The training workshop received support from the Council of Europe and the Freedom Forum.
Weapons and Effects
Weapon Types (Small Arms)
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Mortar/Artillery Air Attack
Burns Theory Treatment
Fractures Theory (Upper Limb)
Public Disorder (Riots)
Theory Fractures (Lower Limb)
Mines and Booby Traps
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This is the second Safety Training Workshop organised by the IFJ. The first took place in Ohrid, Macedonia, September 2000.
The workshop has received support from the Council of Europe and the Freedom Forum.