In Den Haag, Netherlands, an interdisciplinary conference examining the relationship between war correspondents and existing international humanitarian and criminal law.
The conference, organized by the University of Amsterdam, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Leiden University and the Free University of Amsterdam, examines the rapid evolution of reporting over the past two decades, including the Wikileaks phenomenon, in light of the international community's commitment to a concrete international criminal justice framework. Speakers include Geoffrey Roberston, Q.C., author of "Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice," and David Leigh, investigations executive editor at The Guardian.
January 21, 2011 / 9:00 a.m.
Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
Address: RJ Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
City: Den Haag, The Netherlands
To register, click here.
The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma recognize exemplary journalism about the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events on individuals, families and communities. Applications are due on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST.
This year, judges will once again select up to four award winners, each of which will be recognized with a $5000 prize. To apply, please review the full application guidelines.
Entries must be received in our office no later than Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 5PM E.S.T. Late entries including those postmarked on the deadline date will not be accepted.
Send entries to:
Dart Awards – Attention: Kate Black
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
2950 Broadway, Room 303
New York, NY 10027
For more information, email Kate Black, Assistant Director of Programs, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
In Seattle, a screening of "Breaking News, Breaking Down," followed by a discussion with award-winning journalist and Dart Ochberg Fellow Mike Walter. The event is sponsored by Dart Center West and the Center for Global Studies.
"Breaking News, Breaking Down," winner of the 2010 Cannes Independent Film Festival, is a revealing look at how journalists continually go after breaking news, from 9-11 to Katrina, never imagining the personal toll of reporting tragic events. This screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with journalist Mike Walter, the film's creator.
About Mike Walter: Before starting his own production company, Mike Walter anchored the morning news at WUSA in Washington, D.C.; was a senior correspondent at USA Today; and has been an anchor and reporter in Tampa, Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbus, Ohio. A winner of four Emmy Awards, Walter is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. Read more about Mike here.
January 27, 2011
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
University of Washington, Seattle
Gowen Hall, Room 201
In Waiblingen, Germany, the annual gathering of local journalists, “Forum Lokaljournalismus” is organised by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, B.onn Of particular interest is a panel devoted to school shootings and their aftermath.
Update: Read about this past event: Sündenfall Winnenden - Ethik in der Praxis?
Bruce Shapiro, Director Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University
Frank Nipkau, Redaktionsleiter Zeitungsverlag Waiblingen
Prof. Dr. Christian Schicha, Mediadesign Hochschule Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Donsbach, Technische Universität Dresden
Lutz Tillmans, Geschäftsführer Deutscher Presserat
Gisela Mayer, stellv. Vorsitzende Aktionsbündnis Amoklauf Winnenden e. V.
Annette Milz, Chefredakteurin medium magazin (Chair)
This event will run from 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen, Germany
This event is organised by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn
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