SUBIC, Zambales — Some twenty-five media practitioners from different entities joined and participated in a 4-day workshop and safety training hosted by the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP,) Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) and International Media Support (IMS) held at Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone on Thursday (Oct. 10)
Ansbert Joaquin, NUJP-Media Safety Office Coordinator for Luzon said, it is part of safeguarding the press freedom in the country wherein the participants came from different regions particularly in the provinces of Bulacan, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Legaspi City, Pampanga, Sorsogon, and Nueva Ecija.
The activity dubbed as “Local Risk Assessment Workshop and Safety Training for Journalists” is intended to help working media in the region identify the most pressing risks they face in the course of their work and equip them with the basic knowledge to keep themselves and their colleagues safe, Joaquin said.
Discussion on preparedness and awareness were tackled wherein simulations of different scenarios were also conducted to equip media personnel on how they will deal while they are at risk during coverage.
Joaquin added that this activity has been conducted by the NUJP since 2009 facilitated by Rowena Paraan of ABS-CBN in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The four-day workshop/ training will end on Sunday. (RONDA BALITA Online)