August 15, 2014

Help Bring Trauma Training to Iraqi Journalists

Every day, local journalists in Iraq put their lives on the line to cover events as they unfold.  Within the past two weeks, two young Kurdish photographers we know personally have been injured or have received death threats.  These courageous journalists do this without any preparedness training for medical trauma that might impact themselves or their colleagues. 

Talking Eyes Media is facilitating a training for up to 20 local journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan this September. The workshop will be conducted by a trained military medic with three tours in Iraq, three Kurdish medical doctors, and several journalists with experience in hazardous environments—all volunteering their time and expertise. Participants will also receive potentially life saving First Aid kits.

The workshop and supplies can be achieved for less than $6000.

Please support this urgent need by making a donation here.