RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues)

RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues)

RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency medical training to freelance conflict journalists. Journalist Sebastian Junger founded RISC in 2011 after his close friend and colleague, acclaimed photographer Tim Hetherington, died from wounds he suffered in a mortar attack while covering the conflict in Libya. Since its launch in 2012, RISC has trained 240 freelance photographers, filmmakers and print reporters who work in dangerous and remote areas around the world. The RISC course is four days long and focuses on the four most common preventable deaths on the battlefield, according to U.S. military research: hemorrhage, blocked airway, tension pneumothorax and hypothermia. We provide each of our graduates with a comprehensive medical kit to carry into the field. Through donations and grants RISC covers participants’ instruction fees, lodging, and all associated costs for the courses. Qualified freelance journalists accepted to the course are only responsible for their travel and meals.

Archive Sessions and Events Supported by RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues)

Sep 202015

RISC Battlefield Medical Response Workshop for Journalists Working in Dangerous and Remote Areas

In this one-hour workshop, RISC lead instructor Sawyer Alberi will demonstrate some of the lifesaving techniques taught in depth in the normal four-day RISC course.

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