A feature story in The Citizen spotlights the increased risks for journalists in the Middle East, and the challenges faced by news organizations as they rethink measures for the physical and mental well-being of journalists.
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Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, has been recognized with the 2014 Public Advocacy Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) for his “outstanding and fundamental contributions to the social understanding of trauma.”
AFP announced that it has ceased sending any of its staff into rebel-held parts of Syria, and will no longer accept any freelance work from the area.
Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of Haaretz newspaper, joined the Dart Center’s Bruce Shapiro at Columbia Journalism School for a lunchtime conversation centering on his paper’s place within the Israeli journalistic landscape, and its efforts to cover this summer’s Gaza war.
At Columbia Journalism School in New York City, Dean Steve Coll led a panel featuring David Rohde, Rukmini Callimachi, Phil Balboni, Nicole Tung and Joel Simon on the risks, rewards, and inner workings of conflict reporting in the aftermath of the tragic murders of reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
Following the murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley by Islamic State extremists, foreign correspondent Nadine Marroushi wrote in The Telegraph about the physical and mental health risks of reporting from conflict zones, and her own battle with PTSD.