War reporting - how not to get killed
Rigorous planning is a must for any journalist who intends to cover a war zone or an area experiencing major unrest. The quality of work produced, not to mention the very survival of the team, depend on it.
These planning steps include:
1. the logistical preparations including means of communications, first aid kits, means of physical protection of the crew (not only bullet proof vests, helmets, alternative means of communications), geographical knowledge of the designated area, trustworthy contacts in case of emergency and an evacuation plan.
2. packaging field reports, balancing input to headquarters, demands of the producer, reporter and cameraman, deep knowledge of the parties engaged in the war or conflict.
Workshops are free entry but registration is required. Each workshop will have a limited number of participants. The workshop registration form will be put on the website soon. Workshop registration will begin on 15 March 2012.