Amantha Perera, a foreign correspondent and Dart Centre Asia Pacific’s Regional Facilitator, reflects on covering the Sri Lankan Civil War. “I did not see fear. I did not see sorrow, hate or revenge. I wish I had,” he writes. “I saw a deep, unfathomable darkness. An abyss. As if there was nothing left to feel, nothing to live for.”
Resources on War & Civil Conflict
- Dark Eyes and Bullet Holes: Reflections on Covering War
- No, American Journalists Did Not Lose the Vietnam War — or Disparage the Soldiers Who Fought It
- Documenting the War Widows of Afghanistan
- Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones Course
- Farewell Kabul: A Conversation with Christina Lamb
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- November 16, 2016 by Amantha Perera
- October 18, 2016 by Arnold R. Isaacs
Arnold R. Isaacs, a war correspondent in Vietnam and author of Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia and Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts, and Its Legacy, outlines misconceptions about journalists in Vietnam.
Robert Nickelsberg has been photographing in Afghanistan since 1988. When he returned to Kabul this fall, he thought of a new way to cover the complexity of the conflict, focusing on those left behind: war widows. “This is really what all those deaths add up to,” he said. “The challenge for a country to take care of its people.” A Dart Center Q&A.
- November 9, 2015 by Annie Hylton
Yamiche Alcindor, Donna DeCesare, Danny Spriggs and Bruce Shapiro discussed practical tactics for assessing risk and and staying safe while reporting. They shared lessons from covering protests, youth gangs, earthquakes and toxic environmental sites among others.
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