Private initiatives of such well-known photographers as Mstislav Chernov
, Sasha Maslov
, and Brendan Hoffman
draw attention to the activities of the Fund and the problem of the safety of journalists in Ukraine and direct funds from the sale of their works at exhibitions to support Ukrainian media workers. Community Photo Booth
, a San Francisco Bay Area youth group that uses photography for charity, raised $2,000 for first-aid kits for journalists by organizing family photo sessions. The Print 4 Ukraine
initiative from Canadian and Ukrainian photographers also collects money from the sale of works to benefit the 2402 Fund. And the international organization Reel Causes
arranges screenings of Ukrainian films in Canada, and the proceeds from selling tickets for which are transferred to support Ukrainian journalists working in war conditions through Fund 2402.
Together with the Czech non-profit organization People In Need
, we launched an initiative of free psychological support
for journalists working in war conditions. Experienced Ukrainian and foreign psychologists, who work with psychological pressure, exhaustion, and injuries from a dangerous environment, help Ukrainian media workers cope with daily stress and moral fatigue and reduce tension.
Also, with the support of People In Need, the 2402 Fund created a practical video course on tactical medicine and safety for journalists
according to the standards of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Committee of the US Department of Defense. The course consists of 16 training videos and covers the most important topics and skills that must be mastered to work and survive in a hostile environment. Namely, how to examine a victim according to the MARCH protocol, what types of tourniquets exist, and how to apply them correctly. At the training, journalists are taught to stop bleeding with tamponade, check the patency of the airways, use occlusive stickers and Israeli bandages, and evacuate the wounded.
You can watch free videos on the Fund's YouTube channel