Train 24 Freelance Journalists in First Aid RISC alum Benjamin Hall in Iraq RISC alum Monique Jaques covers Istanbul protests RISC trainee Pete Muller photographing in Congo

Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, Inc. (RISC)

Org #12578
Vetted since 2012
2012
year founded
$43,860
raised on GlobalGiving
5
years fundraising
1
projects funded

Mission

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.

Projects (1)

Project Leaders
Chrissy Heckart
Chrissy Heckart
Team
Christina Heckart
Organization Information
http://risctraining.org
Facebook Page
Twitter Profile
Attn. The Half King
505-507 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
United States
917-455-4313

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 0942502084
Organization Information
http://risctraining.org
Facebook Page
Twitter Profile
Attn. The Half King
505-507 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
United States
917-455-4313

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 0942502084

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work.

Jul 16, 2014
Thank you from RISC founder Sebastian Junger
Dear RISC supporters and friends, Thanks to your generous donations to our campaign on GlobalGiving over the past two years, we were able to fund one entire RISC course in battlefield first aid. That...
Jun 6, 2014
RISC heads to Eastern Europe amid chaos in Ukraine
As journalists covering Ukraine continue to face attacks, detention, and abduction, RISC is heading to the region to offer a battlefield medical response course in Kosovo on July 28-31. Kosovo's...
Mar 6, 2014
RISC brings total trained journalists to 144
RISC kicked off the 2014 training season back at the Bronx Documentary Center with our sixth course, bringing the total number of freelance conflict journalists we have trained to 144. Among our...
 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.