HEST: Hostile Environment Safety Training

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.

WHO IT'S FOR

  • Journalists, reporters, correspondants
  • Cameramen working in the field and technical staff
  • Heads of foreign news desk

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses when reporting in hostile environments
  • Better assess the risks of operating in extreme conditions
  • Acquire essential tools to handle stress and safety
  • Exchange experiences in a stimulating environment

SCHEDULE

MONDAY

  • Collection of participants between 13:00 and 13:30 at Munich airport, please ensure that your flight lands by no later than 12:30
  • Reception and introduction to situation awareness and personal security module at 15:30 at Hexenagger Castle.

FRIDAY

  • Course ending time: 16:30
  • Back to Munich airport at 18:00

CONTENT OUTLINE

  • Situation awareness and personal security
  • Planning how to get a story
  • Logistics and safety planning
  • Basic life-support course
  • Avoiding kidnap, surviving abduction
  • Stress management
  • Working with the military
  • Practical training in civil disturbance and operating safety in high risk urban areas
  • Practical training in a conflict environment
  • Medical and first aid (gunshot wound, heavy bleeding, broken limbs)

TRAINING TEAM

Objective Safety Travel professionals, including:

  • Former senior officers
  • Trainers and operators from the British Special Forces
  • Front-line media professionals
  • Specialists in technical and IT security
  • Medical experts

Faculty member

Skill

Safety

Details

28 Sep - 02 Oct 2020

Physical

Venue

Schloss Hexenagger, Riedenburg, Germany

Registration Deadline

25 Sep 2020

Accommodation

The participants will be accommodated in Hexenagger castle.

Working languages

English

Additional details

Fees
EUR 3,950 per 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.
Payment and cancellation policy

Covid-19 safety measures
Due to the extraordinary circumstances, EBU Academy and Objective Travel Safety have taken extra security measures. Please find more information on the HEST Covid-19 risk reduction measures here.

Partners and Sponsors

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Objective Safety Travel is our partner on all EBU Academy safety training courses.

Contact detail

Nathalie Labourdette
Head of EBU Academy
+41 22 717 21 46
labourdette@ebu.ch
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