Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, Inc. (RISC)

RISC is dedicated to promoting the safety of freelance journalists in combat 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 combat zones.

RISC founder Sebastian Junger completing course

RISC founder Sebastian Junger completing course
RISC founder Sebastian Junger, who started RISC after his close friend and colleague Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya, participated in the course in London in October 2013. (view small | med | large | orig)

RISC alum photographing in Congo

RISC alum photographing in Congo
Photographer Pete Mueller covers Congo with his RISC kit. (view small | med | large | orig)

RISC alum photographing protests in Istanbul

RISC alum photographing protests in Istanbul
RISC trainee Monique Jaques covers protests in Istanbul, gas mask and RISC kit by her side. (view small | med | large | orig)

RISC alum covering clashes in Iraqi Kurdistan

RISC alum covering clashes in Iraqi Kurdistan
Alum Benjamin Hall films clashes between ISIS and Kurdish Special Forces from behind the sandbags, RISC kit at his side. (view small | med | large | orig)

RISC alum reporting in the West Bank

RISC alum reporting in the West Bank
Our alums carry their RISC medical kits with them into the field on assignment, ready for whatever may come their way. Here, photographer Daniel Tepper covers clashes in the West Bank with his kit. (view small | med | large | orig)

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