Two young Canadian journalists working freelance in some of the world's most dangerous regions will benefit from the first safety training bursaries offered by the Forum Freelance Fund.

Two young Canadian journalists working freelance in some of the world's most dangerous regions will benefit from the first safety training bursaries offered by the Forum Freelance Fund.  Simon Coutu of Montréal, who frequently works in the Middle East, and Moscow-based Frédérick Lavoie were chosen by an independent jury.  The Forum Freelance Fund is a new initiative of the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.  Coutu will attend a special course for freelancers on reporting in crisis zones at Columbia Journalism School.  Lavoie is to choose between hostile environment courses run by AKE and Centurion Risk Assessment Services in the US or UK.  Each will get financial help with course fees and travel costs.  Full details on the program and winners are available on the Forum's website.

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