Course Code: JN28.1e
Term: Self paced
Open for Enrollment
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This course was created in collaboration with Dart Center, Free Press Unlimited, Carbon Brief, Periodistas por el Planeta, and the International Federation of Journalists - IFJ
Between 2000-2021, 1645 journalists and media workers were killed around the world for doing their job*. Thousands more have been harassed, attacked or detained on spurious charges without their legal rights being respected during that time. It’s clear that in order to protect their stories, journalists need to protect themselves. Environmental reporting in particular is now considered one of the most dangerous beats to cover. This course is designed to help media workers stay safe when facing not only physical and digital threats, but also natural disasters. You will be guided by experts about your legal rights and what to do if and when they are threatened. Being in a situation where you are physically at risk can take its toll on mental wellbeing. The course will also help you address the possible emotional impact of doing the job.
* According to the Committee to Protect Journalists
What you will learn
Meet your Instructors
Catherine Mackie, your course instructor, is an Editorial Associate at the Thomson Foundation. She’s a former BBC senior journalist with almost 30 years experience in front of and behind the camera. She’s an examiner for the UK’s National Council for the Training of Journalists and a former Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan.
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