The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), in collaboration with its affiliate, the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate, organised a 3 day safety training from 2-4 August in Alqosh city, 46 km away from Mosul city, which is under ISIS control.
The IFJ Safety trainer Mohammed Aqrawi has trained 27 journalists and photojournalists on different first aid and safety topics including digital security.
This safety training is a part of a wider program that was implemented in the Middle East and Arab region since 2011. This program came as a response, from the IFJ and journalists' unions in the region, to the unsecure and unsafe environment facing journalists in the Arab world. All previous statistics show that this region is the most dangerous in the world for journalists.
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