Dataharvest EIJC 2023 Panel: Toxic Data

June 3, 2023
5:00 - 6:15pm
Thomas More Hogeschool
Raghenoplein, Belgium

Dataharvest: The European Investigative Journalism Conference

Sometimes data sets contain far more than just letters and digits. This workshop will explore safer, more effective ways of working with emotionally charged content, be it traumatic imagery from war zones, disturbing environmental data or harrowing witness testimony. We'll be looking at strategies for making optimal workflow decisions and discussing what every journalist needs to know about self-care when working with material that can impact their mental health.  
Speakers: Gavin Rees
Gavin Rees: Gavin Rees is Senior Advisor for Training and Innovation at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Since 2008 he has been working as a trauma awareness consultant and trainer for newsrooms, media-support organisations, and journalism schools across Europe as well as internationally. Recently his work has focused on developing new approaches to working safely with traumatic images, dealing with online harassment and working ethically and effectively with victims and survivors of profound human rights abuses, such as forced labour, torture and sexual violencePreviously, Gavin produced business and political news for US, British and Japanese news channels, and has worked on drama and documentary films for the BBC, Channel 4 and independent film companies. Gavin is a board member of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies and the UK Psychological Trauma Society.