- December 30, 2020
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.