Online safety training for local journalists

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Online safety training for local journalists
Presenter(s) Elisabet Catenys
Organization(s) ACOS Alliance
Country(ies) United States
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2017 theme Journalism & Media

This session aims at linking different online safety training initiatives for local journalists and developing a collaborative approach that will result in cost effective and innovative responses.

ACOS Alliance is an unprecedented coalition of major news companies, journalism organizations, and freelancers, who have gathered to develop and endorse worldwide freelance protection standards and work to embed them into newsrooms worldwide. The Alliance is organized around working groups that focus on diferent priorities. The safety training group wants to ensure that as many journalists as possible have access to affordable and relevant safety training. ACOS is not a funding organization, or a training provider, and we are not seeking to replace or duplicate the work NGOs and news organizations are doing in providing safety training to journalists. Our strength and focus is in cooperation and collaboration, and in innovating to fill gaps in the current provision of safety training activities.

We are holding a meeting on December 12th, 2016 that will invite shareholders to draft a shared strategy for safety training. The Alliance wants to map the current offer, streamline it where possible, assist in sparking innovative solutions to reduce cost and increase training opportunities, and find gaps that we can assist in filling with the limited funding we have available. Our IFF session will allow us to follow up from the initial meeting in December, and focus on online safety training.

Format Conversation
Target Groups Journalists, Security Trainers, Advocacy/Policy Professional, Communications Professionals, Academia, Front Line Activists
Length 1 Hour
Skill Level Advanced
Language English

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