According to Reporters Without Borders, 2005 was the deadliest year for journalists since 1995: 63 journalists and 5 media assistants were killed and more than 1,300 physical assaults were recorded. Each day, journalists risk their lives to provide a better understanding of global events and perspectives. As more and more journalists become imbedded in the heart of hostile situations, there is an even greater urgency for improved risk awareness and safety training.
Hostile environment safety training has become an increasingly essential part of preparing journalists for covering international conflicts. This type of training is uniquely designed to deal with the challenging work of journalists. Through various presentations, discussions and role plays, journalists acquire the knowledge to better evaluate the risks they run while working in hostile environments. Your financial support will enable PRI to provide our journalists with the training necessary to develop their ability to better protect themselves and make crucial decisions quickly in these extremely stressful situations.