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 will train a cohort of 10-12 women and non-binary people* in the U.S. throughout 2021, to improve the model for newsroom safety management.
*this includes genderqueer, agender, and gender fluid identifying people
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.
Recruitment will focus on women and non-binary people within the journalism community who come from underrepresented backgrounds.
We are currently accepting applications through submittable until February 27, 2021. This year-long fellowship will tentatively start on March 29th, 2021, and end in February 2022.
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