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WHNPA Development Workshop: Safety Training
December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White House News Photographers Association® and the International Women’s Media Foundation are pleased to co-host a security training with IWMF’s security director Jean-Francois Belzil. With more visual journalists facing unsafe working conditions both in the United States and abroad, our organizations recognize the need for more training opportunities so journalists can stay safe. Belzil will cover topics ranging from staying safe during violent events to how to travel safely, among others. This half-day training will take place at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in Chinatown on Dec. 2. Space is limited and tickets are required. Please click here for tickets.
Jean-Francois Belzil, security director for the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), served in the Canadian Army for over 10 years, spending four years as an advisor to the Afghan National Army. In 2012, he received Canada’s Star of Military Valor. He leads customized Hostile Environments and First Aid Training (HEFAT) courses for the IWMF’s
reporting trips in Africa and Latin America. As part of the IWMF’s commitment to helping journalists report safely in an increasingly complex world, they have organized more than 30 HEFATs for 400+ journalists since 2014, with at least 50 percent of the course focused on training through practical, realistic scenarios. The IWMF’s mission is to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media. Learn more at www.iwmf.org.