Sebastian Junger Launches Medical Training Program For Freelance
Journalists In War Zones
NEW YORK -- Tim Hetherington didn't have to die in Libya.
It's that belief that has led Sebastian Junger, a close friend and
colleague of the award-winning photojournalist, to launch Reporters
Instructed In Saving Colleagues (RISC), an organization providing freelance
journalists with emergency medical training.
Junger began thinking about RISC following Hetherington's funeral in
London, where a combat medic told him that Hetherington -- who'd sustained
a serious shrapnel wound -- may have reached a nearby Misrata hospital
alive if someone, perhaps another journalist on the scene, had stopped the
bleeding for 10 more minutes. But Hetherington, along with photographer
Chris Hondros, died in Libya that day.
Reporters Instructed In Saving Colleagues (RISC)
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