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Refresh your freelance toolbox for 2018

Refresh your freelance toolbox for 2018

Safety should be top-priority for freelance journalists – and what better opportunity to reassess the risks you may face than at the start of a new year?

RPT has various online tools to help freelance journalists plan for the risks they may face whether reporting abroad or close to home.

Completing a Risk Assessment before you begin a freelance project or commission will help you manage and minimise risks, be better prepared ahead of an assignment and be more able to respond to an emergency on location.
This interactive resource (available in English, Arabic and Persian) will teach you why risk assessments are a vital part of your planning for an assignment. The course helps you to understand the principles of a good Risk Assessment. Security experts and experienced freelance journalists will teach you how to put together your own professional document. Enrol now to get full access to the course and the downloadable material. 
An alternative to our interactive course is this collection of resources for you to create a Risk Assessment, Communications Plan and Proof of Life before your next project. These resources can be accessed in English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian. RPT has prepared notes to assist you with the Risk Assessment process.

RPT's Training Fund may also be of use for freelancers seeking to attend a Hostile Environment Training course. Our bursaries can make this essential training affordable and accessible. 
Of course, safety management is not just for January, it's a key concern for freelance journalists throughout the year. That’s why RPT will be adding more and more resources throughout 2018 – keep an eye on our social media channels for updates or sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

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