Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Content Gathering in Challenging Contexts
NGOs and journalists often have to operate in challenging or hostile contexts. Producing quality material whilst maintaining levels of professionalism and sensitivity can be hard. This course will help you navigate through the complexities and give you the confidence you need to bring back a story safely and sensitively.
What you will cover:
- Producing stories in conflict zones and challenging environments,
- Organising productions in challenging contexts,
- Balancing the needs of field staff and production projects,
- How to brief a commissioned photographer/ videographer on behalf of an NGO to ensure maximum benefit of commission,
- What men need to know,
- What women need to know,
- How to research your location and minimise risk.
Note – this is not a hostile environment course.
What to bring:
- Laptop to take notes,
- At least two story ideas.
About the trainer – Nadene Ghouri
Arete Stories is the expert humanitarian storytelling agency for non-profits and NGOs, working with award-winning journalists and content specialists to help tell stories that make a difference. Nadene Ghouri is an award-winning investigative journalist and a key member of the Arete Stories team, with two decades of global experience producing news, current affairs, documentary investigations and features. She has been a staff reporter/producer for the BBC and Al Jazeera English. She is a two-time finalist for Broadcast Journalist of the Year, Popular Features and Best Television Documentary at the One World Media Awards and a former winner of the Amnesty Media Awards (Best Radio Investigation). Ghouri is also a winner of the Human Trafficking Foundation Media Awards (Best National Newspaper Investigation) and the Ethnic Minority Media Awards (Best Broadcast Journalist and Best Documentary). Ghouri is a highly experienced international media trainer and consultant, with a particular focus on storytelling training and strategic communications.
This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete Stories. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.