RISC held its third first aid training session for freelance reporters on March 26-29 at the Bronx Documentary Center, bringing the number of RISC trainees since our founding in April 2012 to 72. The group included Fabio Buciarelli, who was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal and World Press Photo award this year, along with other prizes, for his photos of the Syrian civil war. RISC will hold its fourth training session on June 18-21.
RISC founder Sebastian Junger’s documentary film, “Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” premiered on HBO on April 18. On May 2, RISC Deputy Director Lily Hindy participated in a World Press Freedom Day panel at the United Nations in conjunction with a screening of the film. RISC alum James Foley remains missing in Syria. Please consider joining in the appeal for his release at freejamesfoley.org.
On May 8, we launched the War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery speaker series, a monthly event to benefit RISC. The series launch featured Sebastian Junger in discussion with Steve Hindy, the co-founder and president of Brooklyn Brewery who was a foreign correspondent in the Middle East in the 1980s. A slideshow of Tim Hetherington’s photography was shown at the reception. The second event in the series will take place on June 12, with Bob Woodruff and Janine Di Giovanni, followed by Michael Kamber on July 10. Please join us for these events if you are in the New York area. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.togather.com/community/details/32.
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