Asia Pacific Features

  • In Depth

    May 12 2015

    Covering Natural Disaster in Nepal

    Ahmad Masood / Reuters: 
A youth carries his belongings on his back as he wa ...

    Over the last three weeks, a pair of powerful earthquakes shook Nepal, resulting in the deaths of more than 8,000 people. The Dart Center spoke with journalists Russell Lewis and Amantha Perera, and clinician Patrice Keats, about the challenges of covering this tragedy, including verifying information in a time of emergency, speaking with families of missing people, and working through the personal challenges of covering trauma.

  • In Depth

    Apr 21 2015

    Anzac Day: Ethics of Remembrance

    Chris Hyde / Getty: 
Members of the Mudgeeraba light horse troop take part i ...

    As hundreds of thousands prepare for this Saturday's 100 year anniversary of Anzac Day, journalists must ensure they are promoting healing, not reopening old wounds.

  • In Depth

    Apr 13 2015

    On the Front Lines in Ukraine

    Anastasia Vlasova: 
Residents of the besieged town of Debaltseve sit in a bu ...

    In 2011, at the age of 17, Anastasia Vlasova covered protests in Kiev for the first time. Three years later when the first wave of major violence erupted in Ukraine, she was studying journalism in her first semester of graduate school. “I wanted to shake people's shoulders and say, wake up! There's a war going on in our country.” A Q&A with Alan Chin.

  • In Depth

    Apr 6 2015

    148 Killed in Attack on Kenyan University

    Goran Tomasevic / Reuters: 
A man looks through a window of Garissa morgue a ...

    An Al-Shabab terrorist attack on a university in Garissa, Kenya, left 148 people dead, including 142 university students. 

  • In Depth

    Mar 30 2015

    GermanWings Crash Kills 150

    Patrick Aventurier / Getty Images: 
A rescue helicopter from the French Secu ...

    A German airliner crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board. Below are tip sheets and other resources for journalists covering this evolving story.

  • Announcement

    Mar 12 2015

    Dart Asia Pacific Announces 2015 Fellows

    
The 2015 Dart Asia Pacific Fellows, who will convene for a week-long programme in Hong Kong. ...

    Please join us in congratulating the 2015 Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellows, who will convene May 10-15 in Hong Kong for a week of seminars, briefings and peer-to-peer discussions.

  • Announcement

    Feb 12 2015

    A Call for Global Safety Principles and Practices

    Javier Manzano / Frontline Freelance Register: 
Smoke billowed from burning  ...

    On February 12, 2015, a coalition of major news companies and journalism organizations gathered to endorse worldwide freelance protection standards. 

  • In Depth

    Feb 2 2015

    Syria: Most Dangerous Place for Journalists

    Pablo Tosco / AFP / Getty: 
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    Psychologist Anthony Feinstein examines a confluence of factors that can undermine the emotional well-being of journalists, including the emergence of new threats in Syria, the relentless nature of the conflict and those predominantly tasked with covering it. This piece was originally published in The Globe and Mail.

  • In Depth

    Jan 12 2015

    Five Years, Or Three Centuries?

    Joe Raedle / Getty Images: 
A young girl prays with her family during a serv ...

    Amy Wilentz, journalist and author of "Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti," reflects on the five-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Announcement

    Jan 7 2015

    Deadline Today: Dart AsPac Fellowship

    Nonoy Espina / AsPac Senior Fellow: 
Following Typhoon Haiyan, fishermen in  ...

    The Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellowships offer seasoned journalists and their editors in the Asia-Pacific region a special opportunity to improve coverage of tragic events. The application deadline has been moved to February 16, 2015. Click here to apply now.

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