Risk awareness training for NorthEast journalists held

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 February 2006, 11:31 GMT]
Two sessions of two-day risk awareness training for journalists, the first session for 25 Jaffna journalists in Colombo, and the second for journalists from the Batticaloa, Amparai and Vavuniya, at Sigiriya village in the North Central Province, organized by the International News Safety Institute (INSI), concluded Sunday, sources said.

Training for reporters
The workshops were assisted by International Media Support (IMS), Berghof Foundation (BF) for Conflict Studies and Open Society Institute (OSI) and in co-operation with the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA).

Training was provided by instructors from London-based TOR International (Training of Reporters International).

Topics covered in the workshops ranged from Personal Conflict Management (civil disorder), First Aid, Emergency Planning, Risk Assessment and Safety, Kidnap and Ransom, Ballistic Awareness and Cover from Fire, Vehicle Security and Vehicle Check Points, Mine Awareness, Post-Traumatic Stress and Natural Disaster Management, organizers said.

Mr.Sunanda Deshapriya, Co-ordinator of the INSI, South Asia participated in the concluding event at Sigiriya, sources said.

Training for reporters
Training for reporters

 

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