PPF organises workshop to reduce risks for journalists
BAHAWALPUR: The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organised a three-day safety and security training session for the journalists that aims to assist them in the medical emergencies, both minor and major, until the ambulances arrive.
Syed Tahir Mahmood briefed journalists about first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CRP). First Aid training helps prepare individuals to deliver initial emergency procedures in response to bomb blasts, road accidents, bleeding after severe injuries, and mental stress. He performed demonstrations about the emergency procedures to guide the journalists, who showed a keen interest in the training session. The journalists expressed satisfaction that they learnt the emergency procedures to respond to any unpleasant situation. PPF coordinator Naseem Sheikh claimed PPF to be an independent organisation which is trying to establish an effective freelance journalist’s network of media and journalists throughout Pakistan.
She said that the PPF has been conducting safety workshops for the journalists since decades with an aim to reduce risks for journalists and media workers as much as possible.
The freelance journalists of Bahawalpur, Multan, Lodhran, Khanewal, Rajan Pur, Jhang, Gujranwala and Lahore also attended the workshop.