Turkey: Hostile Environment Training

In August 2015, the Trust worked with TYR Solutions and Buzzfeed in a new partnership to bring safety training to 20 freelancers based in Istanbul.

Turkey has become a strategic location for international freelance journalists covering stories and events in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. But with no safety courses on offer, very few have been able to access affordable hostile environment training.

In August the Trust worked with TYR Solutions and Buzzfeed to bring safety training to 20 freelancers in Istanbul, providing bursaries for a full four-day HET course and also a two-day refresher at a third of the usual cost, making this essential training both affordable and accessible. 
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