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Safety and resilience for journalists

Creating a safe environment in which journalists can do their jobs is a priority at a time when they continue to face challenging situations in a wide range of contexts.

This free e-learning course aims to raise awareness and provide essential guidance to support journalists if they face difficult situations as a direct result of their job.

It has been developed by the NCTJ with contributions from some of the country’s leading universities, as well as editors and individual experts.

Topics covered include:

  • Online safety and protection
  • Managing difficult situations while reporting
  • Knowing your rights
  • Managing distressing stories
  • Resilience in the newsroom
  • Mental health and wellbeing

The course, for both working journalists and journalism students, will take around 2 hours to worth through. You can start at any time and work at your own pace.

You will need to log in or create a free account on the Journalism Skills Academy in order to self-enrol on the course.

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