Resources for Cait McMahon

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Ethical Reporting on Traumatised People

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.

The Real "Enemy" in Disasters

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.

Australasian Update, Autumn 2007

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 the New Australasian Page

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.

The “Balibo Five”—30 Years Later

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?”