Freelancers working in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East face some of the most hazardous reporting conditions in the world, but few local journalists have the skills to deal with medical emergencies. Building better knowledge of first aid and emergency response within the freelance community helps journalists look after themselves and their colleagues.
Hosted by the Samir Kassir Eyes Foundation
in Beit Mery, near Beirut, Trauma Training for Journalists
trained 20 freelance journalists in the medical procedures needed to deal with traumatic injuries to themselves and colleagues in April 2015. The training also provided participants with individual first aid kits to keep for future use. The Rory Peck Trust funded the participation of every freelancer.