The ACOS Alliance (A Culture of Safety Alliance) is an unprecedented coalition of news organisations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom organisations working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices for freelance and local journalists worldwide. The Alliance facilitates collaborative initiatives to improve the safety of journalists exposed to danger.

Please note the data collected through this form will be stored securely and the information will be accessible to the ACOS Alliance and relevant partners actively involved in safety training activities for freelance journalists worldwide. The form is helping us to reach out to individual freelancers when relevant opportunities for safety training arise, and to coordinate a response to current needs in partnership with news organisations and NGOs. Some of these partners have their own internal application procedures and in order to benefit from their financial support you may have to go though their internal application procedures. Completing this form does not guarantee a bursary. 

The ACOS Alliance, in partnership with the Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa and the Frontline Freelance Register, is offering 16 bursaries for freelancers to participate in a fully certified two day HEFAT (Hostile Environment and First Aid Training) Refresher course in Nairobi. The course will take place on 12 and 13 December 2018. 

This is a refresher course and the expectation is that participants may have completed a full HEFAT course before. We encourage international freelancers and local journalists based in the region to apply. Applicants should fill out this form by Thursday 29 November 2018.  

In line with the ACOS Principles, this course is designed to help journalists that face risks and safety challenges in their work to be better prepared. The course comprises of classroom and group discussion work interspersed with exercises to build skills and confidence. The course will pay special attention to first aid, taught by an experienced and qualified medic. The course will be in English. 

The ACOS Alliance is covering the course fee and food for the two days. Participants are expected to cover transport to the venue, and travel and accommodation when coming from outside Nairobi or Kenya. 

The ACOS Alliance (A Culture of Safety Alliance) is an unprecedented coalition of news organisations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom organisations working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices for freelance and local journalists worldwide. The Alliance facilitates collaborative initiatives to improve the safety of journalists exposed to danger.

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