Nimisha Patel is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist based in London. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Centre for Health and Human Rights, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of East London.
Patel has extensive experience working with survivors of racism, torture, gender-based violence and other human rights violations. She has worked with human rights NGOs, the British National Health Service and for many agencies around the world, including as a consultant to several United Nations bodies.
Her work has focused on developing a human rights approach for health professionals, including in therapeutic work, service design and development, monitoring and evaluation; legal and psychological research and policy; prevention activities to address human rights; and strategic litigation in domestic and international human rights courts to ensure reparation and justice for survivors of torture.
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Covering terrorism presents myriad challenges for journalists. How can stories of victims and survivors contribute to the public's understanding of current issues while treating those left reeling with dignity and respect? What responsibility do journalists have in helping audiences understand the motivations of a perpetrator of violence? Here, three experts offer advice on covering traumatic experiences as they relate to radicalisation and terrorism.
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