The Rory Peck Trust is dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers around the world.


Register your interest with our team by providing basic details about your upcoming assignment and safety concerns. We’ll match you with an industry-leading security expert who will provide you with private, tailored safety advice on whatever you need during a one-to-one consultation online. Guidance can be provided on physical, digital, psychological or legal risks that you might encounter on the ground, as well as on risk assessments and planning.


Important:

Please ensure you have selected your training provider and course dates before applying, where possible. As our funds are limited, you will have a maximum of three months from receiving the grant to undertake your training.

This day-long workshop is for journalists working in hostile environments, away from medical infrastructure. Delivered in a small group setting, it offers a practical, hands-on approach to give you the skills and confidence to use first aid in a real-life situation.

You’ll learn about the principles of first aid, airway management, CPR, wound management, tourniquets, ballistic awareness & injuries, blast injuries and more. The workshop also covers psychological wellbeing & resilience, including warning signs of potential mental health issues, how to intervene with a friend or relative, and coping strategies to help support yourself and others.

The deadline for registration is Friday, March 15th. A fully refundable deposit of £30 is required to secure your place.


Please note:

  • This workshop is only open to British freelance journalists or those currently based in the UK.
  • You must have worked as a freelance journalist for at least one year to participate. 

A recent survey revealed that 75% of women journalists have experienced a threat or challenge to their safety either in person or online – resulting in a fifth of them considering leaving the industry altogether. This day-long workshop for women journalists will focus on both digital security and physical safety, empowering you to deal with online threats and protect yourself while in the field.

The deadline for registration is Monday 4th March. A fully refundable deposit of £30 is required to secure your place.


Please note:

  • This workshop is only open to British freelance journalists or those currently based in the UK.
  • You must have worked as a freelance journalist for at least one year to participate. 
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