Projects

RPT works with local and international partners to provide workshops, projects and training courses that educate and protect freelance journalists. All of these initiatives are tailored to the specific needs of freelancers and to the regions in which they work. Though often small in size, the impact of these initiatives can be large, providing them with lifelong skills, knowledge, and local networks that can make them more resilient to the increasing threats and dangers that they face.

Central America's BordersFreelance journalists working on Central America's borders face considerable risks. Find out more about a partnership to deliver security skills to freelancers from El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.

 

Free Safety SurgeriesFind out more about our collaboration with Frontline Freelance Register and leading security experts which is bringing one-to-one safety surgeries directly to freelance journalists free of charge.

 

Ongoing Project in UkraineFind out more about our two-year project, funded by the UN Democracy Fund, to strengthen independent journalism in Ukraine and help the country's freelancers work more safely and responsibly.

 

Strengthening Independent Journalism in LibyaFind out more about this two-year project, supported by the UN Democracy Fund, which delivered research, workshops and online resources to Libya's young freelance journalists, building their skills and ability to report independently.

 

Mexico: Trauma WorkshopFind out more about our partnership with local trauma specialist Tech Palewi that helped Mexican freelancers manage the psychological impact of their work on themselves and their families.

 

Medical Trauma Training for Lebanese FreelancersFind out more about our work alongside Trauma Training for Journalists equipping Lebanese freelancers with the medical procedures to deal with traumatic injuries to themselves and colleagues.

 

Iranian Freelancers in ExileFind out more about our professional skills workshop, organised in association with BBC Persian and Small Media Foundation, to help Iranian freelancers in exile resume work as journalists. 

 

Trauma Workshop for Turkish FreelancersFind out more about how we teamed up with the Dart Center, Platform for Independent Journalism and Kadir Has University to run a two-day trauma workshop for Turkish freelance journalists facing widespread persecution and imprisonment.

 

Freelance Tradecraft Curriculum in CanadaFind out more about our work with the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs since 2012 to develop a unique curriculum in freelance tradecraft, delivered by freelancers, as part of a year-long fellowship.

 

HET Course in EgyptFind out more about our partnership with Al-Liquindoi Workshops, Contemporary Image Collective and TYR Solutions to fund a three-day safety training course for Egyptian photojournalists tailored specifically to their needs.

 

Turkey: International Trauma WorkshopFind out more about our two-day workshop for international freelancers covering the conflict in Syria, run in partnership with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Safety for Yemeni FreelancersFind out more about our collaboration with the Studies and Economic Media Centre in Yemen to facilitate training for more than 30 local freelancers working in dangerous and difficult conditions across two years.

 

HEFAT Course in KenyaFind out more about our partnership with VICE News and ACOS Alliance to provide 14 international freelancers with Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) ahead of Kenya's presidential elections. 

 

Syria Media Safety ProjectFind out more about our unique online project to provide essential, tailored safety and digital security resources to Syrian freelancers as well as to give direct, secure access to emergency assistance.

 

Burundi Safe House for Freelance JournalistsFind out more about our support for a safe house for Burundi freelancers run by the Rwanda Journalists Association, in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and International Media Support, which can accommodate 15 journalists.

 

Medical Safety Training in ErbilFind out more about our support for this Erbil-based initiative organised by the War Zone Freelance Project to train freelance journalists covering the Mosul Offensive in emergency battlefield safety and medical training.

 

Safety Training in Turkey for International FreelancersFind out more about our work with TYR Solutions and Buzzfeed to bring an essential, four-day Hostile Environment Training course and a two-day refresher to 20 international freelancers based in Istanbul.

 

Iraqi Kurdistan: TraumaFind out more about our support for a three-day medical trauma training workshop tailored to the needs of freelancers in the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq, run by Talking Eyes Media.

 

Election Hotline for Freelancers in KenyaFind out more about our partnership with the Media Council of Kenya and CPJ to provide local journalists covering the presidential elections of 2013 with immediate and responsive emergency support in case of any attacks on the press.

 

Risk Awareness in the US and CanadaFind out more about our ongoing annual partnership with NYC's Columbia Journalism School to provide three-day safety workshops for freelancers living and working in the USA and Canada. 

 

Round Table in RussiaFind out more about our partnership with Dart Centre Europe and the Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations to fund the country's first-ever trauma round table workshop for Russian freelance journalists across two days.

 

Guatemala: Regional Safety WorkshopFind out more about our partnership with CERIGUA  in Guatemala which provided safety and skills training to 62 local freelancers working in remote and dangerous areas across the country.

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