Media Safety Academy
Оnline courses offered by the Academy are aimed at Russian-speaking professional and citizen journalists, freelancers, bloggers, and online activists
Learn media safety fundamentals
Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko – three journalists brutally murdered in the summer of 2018 in the Central African Republic, epitomised the best traits of a high-quality journalism: an acute stance towards justice, investigative skills, audacity and courage in the face of grave danger. Annually, Russian speaking journalists, freelancers and online activists encounter excessive risks. Acknowledging these risks, they nevertheless continue their work in the name of one of the fundamental human rights – freedom of speech, so that we, their audience, have access to information and facts, and not just to the propaganda and fakes.
Justice for Journalists Foundation, a London based non-governmental organization that funds journalistic investigations into violent crimes against media workers, has launched Orkhan Dzhemal Media Safety Academy to equip Russian speaking media workers with skills and knowledge vital to stand up to their professional risks. The Academy offers free courses on the following topics:
- Risk Analysis and Structured Analytical Techniques
- Physical Security and First Aid
- Information and Cyber Security
- Psychological and Emotional Safety, Overcoming the Trauma
- Media Risks and Legal Security
The Academy welcomes Russian speaking media professionals, online activists, bloggers, professional and citizen journalists.
Free of charge
Study while working
How to assess your risks?
How to maximise your physical security?
How to protect your digital data?
How to ensure your legal security?
What about psychological protection?
Eight video stories about brave fight against lie by journalists working in five post-Soviet states give you a realistic idea about the profession. These case-studies present a sober assessment of risks, threats and challenges facing media workers in the region. Accounts by these journalists would undoubtfully help their colleagues and associates.