Dart Centre Asia Pacific Launches Vodcast Series

The Dart Centre Asia Pacific In Ten vodcast is a series of ten-minute chats with journalists, camera operators and other news professionals from across the globe about self-care and reporting in the time of coronavirus. How are these journalists caring for themselves and their craft in the midst of this pandemic? What unique reporting challenges have emerged? And what’s stayed the same? What lessons have they learned that they will carry forward beyond the pandemic?

Vodcast 1: Stella Paul

May 13, 2020

Today we are delighted to feature Stella Paul, an award-winning journalist and reporter based in Hyderabad, India, dedicated to covering climate and development issues with a strong focus on telling the stories of those who have been silenced. She is a Dart Asia Pacific Fellow and has been recognized with the UN media award for reporting on gender issues, and the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism award.


Vodcast 2: Julius Mariveles

May 17, 2020

Julus Mariveles, a 2013 Dart Asia Pacific Fellow and the Executive Editor at DNX News in the Philippines, speaks about the challenges of reporting during the Covid-19 crisis, and the importance of journalism in building human connections during a time of pervading fear.


Vodcast 3: Safiullah Gul

May 21, 2020

Safiullah Gul, Peshawar bureau chief for the AAP and Dunya news network, describes the impact of Covid-19 on poorly resourced newsrooms in an area still reeling from decades of conflict.


Vodcast 4: Cherelle Jackson

May 27, 2020

Cherelle Jackson, an independent Pacific journalist based in Samoa, joins us today from the United States, where she has been stuck since the coronavirus outbreak began. Jackson became editor of the Samoa Newsline Newspaper when she was 25 years old and has covered political, environmental and human stories throughout the Pacific. She has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Al Jazeera, Forbes, the Huffington Post and the Guardian.


Vodcast 5: Abir Abdullah

June 3, 2020

Abir Abdullah, a 2015 Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellow, speaks to us about covering Covid-19 in Bangladesh, and the financial uncertainty faced by freelancers all over the world.


Vodcast 6: Lee Chong Ae

June 18, 2020

Lee Chong Ae is an award-winning investigative journalist in Korea who now leads a team exploring medium to long term problems and solutions. Today, she talks to us about Covid-19 and its role in bringing about new awareness of newsroom safety.


Vodcast 7: Narendra Shrestha

June 30, 2020

2017 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow Narendra Shrestha speaks about covering the pandemic in Nepal, while trying to stay safe so he can take care of an 80-year-old parent and two young children.