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Aug 18 2014 9:18 AM

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Jon Snow’s Gaza Appeal: Journalism or Propaganda?

In response to a passionate video from Channel 4 anchor Jon Snow urging viewers to act in response to the conflict in Gaza, BBC correspondent David Loyn contends that Snow's reporting walks the line of propaganda. More »

Aug 12 2014 7:26 PM

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Covering Sex Trafficking: The Irina Project

Two scholars at the UNC School of Journalism & Mass Communication's Irina Project monitor media representations of sex trafficking, and advocate for responsible and accurate reporting on what has become the world's most common form of slavery, and its fastest-growing criminal enterprise. More »

Aug 8 2014 4:26 PM

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Does UGC Lead to PTSD?

Journalists working with a steady stream of uncensored violent imagery generated by the public are at increased risk of adverse psychological consequences, according to research published yesterday in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open. More »

Aug 6 2014 8:39 AM

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The Violence Unsettling Central America’s Migrant Children

For more than two decades, Dart Media curator and documentary photographer Donna DeCesare has documented the impact of gangs, violence, and migration on children living in Central America. Here, she offers her take on the current border crisis.  More »

Aug 3 2014 9:01 AM

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Phil Williams: Thanks to the Fixers

2005 Ochberg Fellow and Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist Phil Williams offered his gratitude to the oft-overlooked fixers and drivers on last week's edition of ABC's Correspondent's Report. More »

Jul 16 2014 1:43 PM

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IRE Audio: Dart Panels on Veterans & Human Rights in Latin America

At the 2014 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, the Dart Center hosted panels on investigating veterans issues and human rights in the Americas. Full audio from the panels is available here. More »

Jun 30 2014 12:15 PM

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Amnesty International Launches Open Source App to Fight Attacks, Kidnappings and Torture

Amnesty International has launched a new, open-source app to help those facing attack, kidnapping or torture.  More »

Jun 23 2014 7:26 PM

Asia Pacific

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DCAP Board of Directors Stands with Greste, Fahmy, Mohammed

Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to long prison terms today in Cairo. The Dart Centre Asia Pacific Board of Directors calls on the government of Egypt to release Greste and his colleagues immediately. More »

Jun 10 2014 5:12 AM

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Nigeria Prepares to Treat Rape, Trauma of Kidnapped School Girls

In a recent article, Ochberg Fellow Jina Moore reports on the planning for physical and psychological trauma support outreach for the kidnapped Nigerian students and their families. More »

Jun 4 2014 12:38 PM

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In Wake of Somaly Mam Allegations, Ethics on Covering Sexual Assault Revisited

In the wake of allegations that Cambodian human rights activist Somaly Mam may have fabricated parts of her own story of being sold into sex slavery, important questions are surfacing again about journalistic ethics and responsibility when dealing with victims of sexual assault. More »

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  • Bruce Shapiro

    Dart Center Executive Director

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    Bruce Shapiro is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City. An award-winning reporter on human rights, criminal justice and politics, Shapiro is a contributing editor at The Nation and U.S. correspondent for Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National.

  • Gary Tippet

    Senior Writer

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    Gary Tippet is a senior writer for The Age in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first Australian to be awarded an Ochberg Fellowship, in the year 2004.

  • Julian Rubinstein

    Web Editor

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    Julian Rubinstein is the web editor for the Dart Center. He is an award-winning journalist, producer, and author of Ballad of the Whiskey Robber (Little, Brown). His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Travel + Leisure, and has been honored by Best American Essays, Best American Crime Writing, twice by Best American Sports Writing, and won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Feature Writing. For more details, see julianrubinstein.com.

  • Ariel Ritchin

    Assistant Web Editor / Program Associate

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    Ariel Ritchin is the program associate & assistant web editor for the Dart Center. A graduate of Middlebury College, he has previously worked in the multimedia department at the ACLU and as a video editor for Lucky Tiger Productions. He is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and a Posse Foundation Scholar.

  • Zenobia Azeem

    Web Assistant

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    Zenobia Azeem is a Web Assistant at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and currently an MPA candidate at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. She previously worked in the field of international election observation in Lebanon, Sudan, South Sudan, and Egypt. Prior to starting at Columbia, she spent time freelancing in Egypt and studying Arabic.

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