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March 26, 2015

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Throwback Thursday: working abroad

Working abroad can be dangerous, especially for those employed in high conflict areas. In this article from January 1999, Alison Edwards looks at the risks certain workers face when doing their jobs, and steps they can take to keep themselves safe. Knowledge is key in these circumstances; be aware of your environment, have experts on hand to help if a situation arises where you’re out of your depth, and research an area before you go.

Edwards uses examples of BBC journalists in war zones and a course to provide safety training for employees travelling to potentially dangerous areas. The practical course has the team react to conflict and recognise dangers, the aim being to prepare them should a threatening situation arise.








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