NGO and Humanitarian Content Gathering in Challenging Contexts

NGO and Humanitarian Content Gathering in Challenging Contexts

One day course

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


How to research your location and minimise risk


What women need to know

Note – this is not a hostile environment course. Please bring a Laptop to take notes and at least two story ideas.

Nadene Ghouri

Nadene Ghouri is an award-winning investigative journalist and a key member of the Arete 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.

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"Thank you so much for sending Eva and Karel on our trip to Kenya! They were both professional and always on the ball. Your work is definitely going to make us look like we’ve moved up in the NGO world."

Catherine Mack, Cross International

"I would like to congratulate Jessica and Eva for their great work and their professional and pragmatic approach on this project."

Dame Guèye, Tostan International

"Kate Holt contributes regularly to the Guardian all too often covering violence, conflict, tragedy and their aftermath. She produces quality material sensitively and is one very few photographers we trust to operate in challenging environments like Somalia, the DRC or South Sudan."

Lucy Lamble, Editor

"Despite working in often very difficult environment, Eva always conducts her work with sensitivity to the subjects she interviews and the facilitators she works with. It is a pleasure working with Eva."

Suzanne Beukes, UNICEF