Being a woman journalist doesn’t mean just reporting the story. It now often involves planning for and confronting physical and online violence and harassment. Having a plan isn’t just necessary, but makes us feel more in control.
The new free online course, “How to report safely: Strategies for women journalists and their allies,” will teach students how to create a safety plan and manage and mitigate risks encountered while reporting. The course runs from May 3 to May 30, 2021
The massive open online course (MOOC) is organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation and UNESCO, with financial support from the Swedish Postcode Foundation.
The opening of this course on May 3 coincides with World Press Freedom Day, celebrated around the globe by UNESCO and many other organizations.
The course is divided into four weekly modules organized as follows:
Introduction to safety planning, including developing a risk assessment and a communicati –strategy
Situational awareness and personal safety, including mitigating risk in the field-
Harassment and gender-based violence, including how to prepare for it and how to support- those experiencing it
Self care and mental wellbeing, including creating a self care plan and peer support networks-
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