News from Rory Peck Trust - help for freelancers

The Rory Peck Trust (RPT) has recently expanded its range of resources for freelancers. These add to the great work consistently being done by RPT. In recognition of this sustained support for journalists in dangerous and challenging situations, the GTC Awards committee has decided to donate the proceeds from the prize raffle at our forthcoming Day in the Country 2015 to RPT.

Freelance Safety Series

A new series of blogs on freelance safety written by training partners and freelancers. These are a great way of gaining tips and practical advice on topics like 'Managing the perils of the social web' and 'Hostile environments - don't overlook the obvious'https://rorypecktrust.org/RPT-Live/all/freelance-safety-series

New East Africa Resources

These practical guides, now launched in Swahili, Somali and French, will help exiled journalists manage their security, navigate the refugee process and find local support. The resources provide a one-stop shop of information on the refugee process in Kenya and Uganda, practical tools to help journalists improve their safety, plus detailed guides on where to find support locally and regionally. https://rorypecktrust.org/rpt-live/April-2015/east-african-journalists-resource?feed=Blog

Freelancers helped by RPT

If any proof is still needed of the great work being by the Rory Peck Trust in helping brave and committed freelance journalists who find themselves in danger and hardship as a result of their work, including arrest, imprisonment, injury and exile, this is the page to visit. Last year 126 assistance grants were given out in over 40 countries. Find news of the latest freelancers to be helped by RPT here: https://rorypecktrust.org/freelance-assistance/freelancers-helped

Workshop for Turkish Freelancers

In February RPT held the first ever trauma workshop for Turkish freelance journalists in Istanbul in collaboration with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Platform for Independent Journalism and Kadir Has University. https://rorypecktrust.org/rpt-live/March-2015/trauma-workshop

International Safety Standards

In February the Rory Peck Trust joined more than 20 news organisations and journalist groups to endorse a new set of international safety standards for freelancers on dangerous assignments. Read more: https://rorypecktrust.org/rpt-live/February-2015/global-safety-principles-and-practices

Sharing Digital Security Knowledge

More and more freelancers are recognising the importance of digital security, but there are still hurdles to overcome before understanding and adoption becomes widespread. RPT attended the Circumvention Tech Festival in March and report back on their findings here: https://rorypecktrust.org/rpt-live/March-2015/circumvention-tech-festival

Coming Up

Take 2 Films Meet and Greet – Manchester

Take 2 Films Meet and Greet – Manchester
21 Nov 19 @ Space Studios Manchester, Vaughan Street, Manchester M12 5FQ

ProAV Academy: A guide to interviews – with Ollie Kenchington

ProAV Academy: A guide to interviews – with Ollie Kenchington
28 Nov 19 @ ProAV, Eastman Way, 1 Hemel Hempstead HP2 7DU

GTC Masterclass: Sound Recording for Single Camera Operators, London

GTC Masterclass: Sound Recording for Single Camera Operators, London
30 Nov 19 @ Hotcam, 18-22 Telford Way, London W3 7XS

Focus – The Meeting Place for International Production

Focus – The Meeting Place for International Production
03–04/12/2019 @ Business Design Centre, Islington, London

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