The journalism community is becoming increasingly diverse, yet the vast majority of security advisers and trainers are cisgender, white men. Recognizing this disparity, the IWMF is partnering with ROAAAR to train a new generation of inclusive, diverse safety trainers. Together, we are training a cohort of women and non-binary people* in the U.S. throughout 2021, to improve the model for newsroom safety management.
After a year of training, fellows will support the growing need for safety training from a diverse background. This includes:
- Work as a trainer on a Hostile Environment & First Aid Training (HEFAT) course
- Consult with media organizations and/or work as independent news room safety advisors
- Deliver workshops on areas of relevant safety experience.
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