Training journalists for the worst, courses need to be regularly updated with changes to their training program to fit the current war-torn situations, incorporating real-life scenarios so participants get a better feel and idea of what it’s like to be under fire, ambush, cover journalists’ heads with hoods, gunpoint.hold up, fake explosion, never fight back, be careful, if not you’re going to get killed or hurt never put up a lot of resistance.”
Considering covering a war zone, consider professional training.
Courses are increasingly easy to find, consider Editorial Photos adverts.
Search of the Internet for 'Hostile environment course' will provide companies.
Normally covering all the issues in far greater detail then what Editorial photos editor has.
A course will normally be from 2-5 days and will involve role play practical experience, first aid and sometimes weapons training.
Most staff journalists, diplomats will attend one of have taken these courses.
Pilgrims Group offer training in the UK.
Athena Security & Intelligence Consultants (ASIC) offer training both in the UK and globally.
Zone Tours conduct regular hostile environment/anti-kidnap training for high risk regions of the world. They are experts in the delivery of Kidnap Avoidance, Hostage Survival training also offering a variety of other sprcialist training.