Rapid Response Fund Initiative
The Public Journalism Club has launched the “Rapid Response Fund Initiative” program, which will cover the period of December 31, 2020-May 31, 2021. The project is funded by the EED (European Endowment for Democracy).
The program primarily targets journalists, cameramen, photo-journalists, documentarians, video editors, managers of media outlets covering the second Artsakh War and its consequences, also the civil society organizations carrying out media activities.
The target group of the program is also psychologists, who will be given the opportunity to be trained in post-traumatic stress disorder.
The main goals of the program are to provide fast and flexible support to journalists and media workers, to provide them with medical and psychological assistance, to develop professional skills in international humanitarian law, first aid, digital and personal data security, and to raise awareness of psychological protection among journalists and the public.
To achieve the above goals, a series of training will be organized by internationally recognized experts of the American “Dart Journalism and Trauma Center”, psychological protection, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experts.
The “Rapid Response Fund” program is implemented by the Public Journalism Club NGO. Within the framework of the project, a coordinating consortium was formed, which includes the Media Initiative Center, the Yerevan Press Club, the Freedom of Information Center, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, and the Comprehensive Information Institute. The consortium will develop the long-term vision, mission, and strategy of the initiative.
In the current technological times, journalistic activity is targeted. Many journalists are under a magnifying glass while carrying out their mission and are considered technically vulnerable. Recently, technical attacks on journalists aimed at disrupting their activity or leaking data have become more frequent. For these and a number of other reasons, it is very importantMay 10, 2021
Register here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScJKAmH…/viewform Have you handled traumatic imagery and online abuse? Do you know the practical steps to overcome them? Do you know how to deal with self-care in case of traumatic assignments? How to be a supportive colleague? These are challenging times to be a journalist in Armenia. The corona-pandemic, the recent violence in Nagorno-Karabakh,March 19, 2021
On March 20, 2021 the media workers have the opportunity to participate in a seminar, which will be conducted by experienced psychologists Lilit Torosyan and Lusine Khandanyan. The seminar will address the following topics: – Emotions and competence of emotional intelligence. – The impact of stress and interviews considering emotions. – Experiencing grief and loss.March 17, 2021
Registration: here What is trauma, what effect does it have on people? How to communicate ethically literally and safely with vulnerable groups? How to make the right choice between human stories when talking about community, collective trauma? Self-care before performing traumatic tasks․ How to prepare? How to be a more compassionate colleague? How to dealFebruary 25, 2021
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Project title: Covid-19 Reflection Implementer: Public Journalism Club Donor: International Republican Institute (IRI) Implementation Period: 01.09.2021 – 31.01.2022 Project Goal: The aim of the program is to raise public awareness on pandemic and vaccines in Armenia through non-traditional awareness-raising formats, such as social advertising, SMS, press releases, by creating an explanatory material, making a documentaryOctober 17, 2021
Project title: Regional CSOs Against Disinformation Implementing organization: Public Journalism Club Donor: Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Armenia / Lithuanian Development Cooperation Implementation period: July 2021 – October 2021 The aim of the project is to promote the capacity development of CSOs in 10 regions of Armenia in the process of combatting disinformation andJuly 11, 2021