In conjunction with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dart Centre Asia Pacific presents a new teaching video dealing with the treatment of news sources, "Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on People Affected by Trauma." The project was developed to supplement teaching materials for journalism educators. Click here for a version with Chinese subtitles.
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To reflect its expanding influence working with journalists throughout the region, Dart Centre Australasia will now be known as Dart Centre Asia Pacific.
What has become known as the "Black Saturday Bushfires" is Australia’s worse natural disaster to date. On Feb. 7, 2009, temperatures of 46 degrees Celsius and winds of 100 km per hour created explosive firestorms with 1500 times the energy of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The newly formed Emergency Media and Public Affairs group in Australia held its annual conference in Melbourne, Australia May 24-26. Network Nine news reporter Brett McLeod, who produced Dart Centre Australasia’s "News Media and Trauma" DVD, and Ochberg Fellow Gary Tippet both represented the Dart Centre at different presentations at the two-day conference.
Welcome to the Dart Centre’s Australasian Update. At the time of writing, the inquiry into the death of one of the Balibo Five is under way at the Glebe Coroner’s Court in Sydney. This morning, listening to the radio I heard one of the family members of the ‘Five’ speaking about the ongoing grief of their loved one killed in East Timor over 30 years ago.
Welcome to Dart Centre Australasia's new online home. The name ‘Australasia’ is a little deceptive for us as officially this term relates to countries within the bounds of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. Having already been involved with programmes for media professionals from countries such Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, Japan, New Zealand and East Timor to name a few, Dart Centre Australasia in fact takes in the much broader area of the Asia Pacific.
Shirley Shackleton—whose husband, Australian journalist Greg Shackleton, was murdered in East Timor in 1975—has been asking the same question for 30 years: “I want to know what happened to my husband and his colleagues,” she says. “Why were these people murdered in cold blood?”