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Journalists attend first-aid training

Journalists attend first-aid training

Dec 18, 2014 - 17:21

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Journalists on Thursday completed a two-day training course in battlefield first aid in southeastern Khost province.

Organised by the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), the training was aimed to enable media professionals to save their lives and help injured colleagues.

Farooq Jan Mangal, the committee member, told Pajhwok Afghan News 50 local and foreign journalists attended the course.

He said the course was aimed to enable journalists to protect themselves while reporting from a conflict area or other violent scenes.

He said mentors practically showed the trainees how to use first medical aid in case they were injured while working.

Mangal said the journalists were also given comprehensive medical packs to carry with them into the field. “We will organise similar events that can help journalists in carrying out their daily tasks,” he said.

Journalist Faizullah Masoom, who attended the course, told Pajhwok Afghan News that he learnt many things new in the course.

“God forbid, if we come across such a problem, we will be able to provide first aid to an injured colleague before finding access to hospital.”

Rahmatullah Hand, journalism teacher at the Sheikh Zahid University, also attended the training course. He said such courses were important for journalists.  



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