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Reporters Instructed In Saving Colleagues, Inc.

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Media & Communications

Mission: RISC is dedicated to promoting the safety of freelance journalists in conflict zones. We provide first aid training to freelance journalists working in all media - photography, print and broadcast - to mitigate the many threats they face to their physical security while on the job. Our name reflects our hope that freelance reporters trained in first aid will be able to treat not only their own wounds in the field, but also those of their colleagues, until they are able to reach professional medical care. It is our goal to make first aid training and preparedness an industry norm, like having a flak jacket and helmet, for freelance journalists working in remote and dangerous places.

Target demographics: Freelance Journalists

Direct beneficiaries per year: Since our founding in 2012 we've trained 312 freelance journalists.

Geographic areas served: Global

Programs: Emergency battlefield first aid training for those reporting from conflict zones.

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Rating: 5

Too many journalists are killed bringing the truth. RISC aims to teach journalist life-saving training to stabilize trauma patients. Training is done at different venues.