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.
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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.
In response to a passionate video from Channel 4 anchor Jon Snow urging viewers to act in response to the conflict in Gaza, BBC correspondent David Loyn contends that Snow's reporting walks the line of propaganda.
Two scholars at the UNC School of Journalism & Mass Communication's Irina Project monitor media representations of sex trafficking, and advocate for responsible and accurate reporting on what has become the world's most common form of slavery, and its fastest-growing criminal enterprise.
Journalists working with a steady stream of uncensored violent imagery generated by the public are at increased risk of adverse psychological consequences, according to research published yesterday in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open.