American war reporter Marie Colvin killed in Syria, another victim added to the long list of killed journalists.

Another fallen reporter in Syria, is added to the long list of killed reporters around the globe while corresponding from hostile environments.

According to Committee To Protect Journalists within two months of 2012 only have been killed 14 journalists http://www.cpj.org/killed/2012/

Meherun Runi, ATN Bangla Television

February 11, 2012, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Golam Mustofa Sarowar, Maasranga Television

February 11, 2012, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nansok Sallah, Highland FM

January 18, 2012, in Jos, Nigeria

Christopher Guarin, Radyo Mo Nationwide and Tatak News

January 5, 2012, in General Santos City, Philippines

Shukri Abu al-Burghul, Al-Thawra and Radio Damascus

January 3, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Rémi Ochlik, Freelance

February 22, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Marie Colvin, Sunday Times

February 22, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Rami al-Sayed, Freelance

February 21, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Mazhar Tayyara, Freelance

February 4, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Hassan Osman Abdi, Shabelle Media Network

January 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Enenche Akogwu, Channels TV

January 20, 2012, in Kano, Nigeria

Mukarram Khan Aatif, Freelance

January 17, 2012, in Shabqadar, Pakistan

Wisut “Ae” Tangwittayaporn, Inside Phuket

January 12, 2012, in Phuket, Thailand

Gilles Jacquier, France 2

January 11, 2012, in Homs, Syria

 

Being in a hostile environment even if you are not belonging to military personnel you are in the same danger as well, journalists, religious representatives, humanitarian organization members have been killed, kidnapped or tortured. Before you decide to take a mission in a country where safety is unstable make sure you are prepared for what you will deal with and most important seek for some training that will maybe be useful when you need it.

 

Denida Zinxhiria

Athena Academy founder

http://www.athenaacademy.com

 

Why a Female Only Executive Protection Course?

As a woman in a male hard dominated industry there were many times i had to either prove my skills or  answer to questions such as: ”Why we should trust a woman’s abilities in Close Protection , Why a female only course, Don’t you think women should train among men?…

So it was my pleasure when i was contacted by Mrs Bethany Duggan who works for Executive Security International in Enrollment Advisement (http://www.esi-lifeforce.com/). Training since 1980, ESI is the oldest intelligence based Executive Protection, Bodyguard Training Academy in the world. ESI offers 2000 hours of peer-reviewed curriculum including the Colorado Department of Education Approved Certification Programs for Protection and Security Specialist in PSD Protective Operations.

 

The interview is available on http://bethanyduggan.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/a-female-only-executive-protection-course/

 

Denida Zinxhiria

Athena Academy Founder

http://www.athenaacademy.com