DCMF holds meeting with CPJ

DCMF holds meeting with CPJ

Doha Centre for Media Freedom met with the Committee to Protect Journalists MENA team at their headquarters in New York to discuss issues related to safety training and emergency assistance for journalists.
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Doha Centre for Media Freedom met with the Committee to Protect Journalists MENA team at their headquarters in New York to discuss issues related to safety training and emergency assistance for journalists.

DCMF will be collaborating with CPJ to organize safety training for Arab journalists reporting from conflict zones. The sessions will focus on first aid and security training to help journalists carry out their work without risks.

CPJ explained that they tailor workshops based on the needs of the journalists and encourage managers to pay close attention to the safety of their staff.

DCMF is also looking to expand its emergency assistance program and will be working with CPJ to identify journalists who are in dire need of funds to cover medical, legal or financial costs.

“We are committed to capacity building which adheres to international standards of journalism and safety training,” said Neven Malek, Head of International Relations at DCMF.

The centre aims to create in-depth reports and opportunities for journalists in the MENA region in cooperation with CPJ that address professional, ethical and legal challenges facing journalism in the region.

DCMF’s delegation is in New York to attend the annual International Press Freedom Awards. This year CPJ honored  Pravit Rojanaphruk, Afrah Nasser, Patricia Mayorga and Ahmed Abba for their commitment to advancing press freedom and for their fearless reporting.

 

 

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