Monday 7 December | Working Meeting
SAFETY TRAINING: REPORTING BACK | LOOKING FORWARD
10.00hrs EST | 15.00hrs GMT (65 mins)
ACOS partners share the lessons learned from their safety activities in 2020 and work plans for 2021 in this interactive session focused on information sharing, coordination and opportunities for future collaboration.
Moderated by Elisabet Cantenys - Executive Director, ACOS Alliance
SAFETY TRAINING: IS THE FUTURE VIRTUAL?
11.15 hrs EST | 16.15 hrs GMT (75 mins)
COVID-19 has forced many of 2020’s safety training activities online. What have we all learned from going virtual? Have our attitudes and assumptions changed? This practical session looks at how digital innovations may - or may not - be revolutionising our approach to safety training.
Moderated by Elisa Muñoz - Executive Director, International Women's Media Foundation | Board Member, ACOS Alliance
Tuesday 8 December | Working Meeting
FREELANCE JOURNALIST SAFETY PRINCIPLES 2.0
10.00 hrs EST | 15.00 hrs GMT (90 mins)
As the safety challenges facing journalists become increasingly widespread and complex, ACOS Signatories come together to review the Freelance Journalist Safety Principles to ensure they are current, relevant and fit for purpose.
Maria Salazar Ferro - Emergencies Director, Committee To Protect Journalists | Chair, ACOS Alliance
Jason Reich - Vice President of Corporate Security for The New York Times | Board Member, ACOS Alliance
Wednesday 9 December | Public Event
NAVIGATING THE NEW SAFETY LANDSCAPE
An interactive session with freelancers and editors
10.00hrs EST | 15.00hrs GMT (90 mins)
The global pandemic and the rise of civil unrest has forced many freelance journalists and editors to change or re-adjust their working lives, especially when it comes to safety. What are the safety lessons from 2020? How can these help us to better prepare as we move into 2021? A line-up of leading journalists and editors share their experiences and recommendations in this interactive event focused on practical outcomes.
Moderated by David Rohde - Executive Editor for News, The New Yorker | Co-Founder, ACOS Alliance
The ACOS Alliance Virtual Safety Coordination Meeting fosters
cross-industry dialogue, collaboration and best practice to advance
A Culture Of Safety for freelance and local journalists worldwide.