As a journalist, you need to be well equipped physically and mentally to face potential dangers when reporting in unsafe and unpredictable situations.
You will acquire the tools and knowledge needed to assess danger in war zones, areas of civil unrest and also urban uprisings, humanitarian crises, terrorist attacks as well as natural disasters.
HEST addresses your questions on safety, trauma and stress while you prepare stories under simulated hostile environments, in both rural and urban settings.
Collection of participants from 14:30 to 15:00 at Munich airport
Reception & Intro to situation awareness and person safety module from 17:00 to 19:00 at the Castle Hexenagger
Course ending time: 16:30
Back to the Munich airport at 18:00
Objective Safety Travel professionals, including:
"Suzana and I have spent an intense and incredible week in Hexenagger castle, located in Bavaria. Before leaving to Germany, a lot of questions came into our minds, first about the course, then about the fact that the translation of the name of the castle is the "field of witches". The castle is very old and spending four nights in it, having dinner every evening in its big dining room, made the experience even more special.
The course itself is a must for journalists, producers and technical personnel working on the field and exposed to volatile situations. That said, it is very useful as well to people who are not travelling, because as we perfectly know, today's context marked with terrorism shows that dramatic situations can happen anywhere anytime.
So the main goal of the course is to help media professionals for assignments under extreme conditions. The course consists of lectures and exchange of experience by professionals who were often exposed, and an important part is dedicated to first medical aid, obviously extremely helpful anywhere. All of it contains practical exercises. We will not go further into details because anyone going there should not know too much about the course, for a matter of efficiency. If you already know what to expect, it will not have the same impact.
We have spent a great week there, learned a lot, exchanged experiences with colleagues working all over the world, and we are deeply happy that we were given this possibility."
Nicolas and Suzana, news producers at EBU
HEST, April 2017
19 - 23 Jun 2017
Schloss Hexenagger, Munich
16 Jun 2017
Fee: EUR 3'950/person
The registration fee includes instruction fees, all course material, meals, accommodation and transfer from/to Munich airport to/from the venue.
It does not include travel costs to and from Munich.
The participants will be accommodated in the castle Hexenagger
Partners and Sponsors
Objective Safety Travel is our partner on all Eurovision Academy safety training courses.