The Frontline Club Charitable Trust Training
The Frontline Club Charitable Trust promotes freedom of expression and supports journalists, camera persons, and photographers who risk their lives in the course of their work.
The Hostile Environment First Aid Training courses, led by Paul Conroy, an ex-solider and Sunday Times photojournalist, and held in Kyiv, intend to extend suitable hostile environment training to all journalists who need it by providing an advanced structure of news-safety qualifications.
The course, specifically aimed at journalists and producers in the Ukraine field, provides participants with vital training in war environments, including communication protocols, field readiness and evacuation, navigation, and negotiation basics. The second part of the extended training is dedicated to comprehensive training in battlefield first aid through realistic casualty simulation exercises covering personal safety and administering medical aid in the field.
“I’ve trained many journalists and field crew in the past, but the immediate and genuine threat media crews face in Ukraine makes this course all the more critical.”
— Paul Conroy.