RISC is dedicated to promoting the safety of freelance journalists working in conflict zones. It provides comprehensive emergency first aid training to help mitigate many of the physical threats they face while on the job. RISC’s goal is to make first aid training and preparedness an industry norm, like having a flak jacket and helmet, and to prevent unnecessary deaths in a profession that is so vital to human dignity and human rights.
Types of assistance offered by the organisation:
RISC trainings are provided free of cost to experienced, published freelance conflict journalists. While staff reporters are often provided training by their employers, freelancers have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket to participate in traditional hostile environment courses – and most simply cannot afford to.