I knew it was going to happen. The gunshots would go off; I would be blindfolded, handcuffed and interrogated.
I planned an entire day around filming it. But when the actual kidnapping occurred, it was still extremely unnerving and gave me an uneasy feeling knowing that for some individuals, this was, unfortunately, the real thing.
But companies like Pilgrims Group, a security and risk-management company that identifies and manages potential vulnerabilities and special risk situations, provides simulated kidnapping training courses for everyone from journalists to NGO employees.
Their goal is that this simulated version will fully prepare employees with the appropriate tools and know-how in the unlikely chance that these threats might one day be a reality.