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A Personal Quest To "Finish Danny's Story"

A recent piece in the Washingtonian by journalist Asra Q. Nomani, a colleague and close friend of Daniel Pearl, recounts her long journey to find out what happened to Pearl and to try to make peace with it.

Ochberg Fellows at Columbia

On January 25, the 2013-2014 Ochberg Fellows concluded a week of seminars and conversations on new developments in trauma science, and journalism craft and practice on issues of violence, conflict and trauma.

Release Peter Greste Now

As Australian journalist Peter Greste appears in court for the first time since his Dec. 29 arrest, the Dart Centre Asia Pacific calls on the government of Egypt to release him and his 19 colleagues now. 

Mexican Journalist's Death Has Two Versions

On February 11, Mexican journalist Gregario Jimenez de la Cruz, who covered the police beat in Veracruz, was kidnapped and murdered. While the official story attributes the blame to personal differences with a local bar owner, evidence points to a more sinister motive involving Jimenez's reporting. 

 

Pakistani Journalists Defy Threats From All Sides

Pakistani journalists face threats from both militant groups and government agencies for doing their jobs. Many have been killed with complete impunity for the killers. Speaking at Columbia's Journalism School, a group of nine journalists representing television and print media outlets, recounted the challenges, dangers, and victories of reporting in Pakistan.

A PTSD Crisis In American Neighborhoods

ProPublica's Lois Beckett writes about the high rates of PTSD experienced in America's most violent neighborhoods. In some areas, rates of PTSD surpass those of Iraq, Afghanistan, or Vietnam veterans. There are few options for the diagnosis and treatment of civilians and there are families and communities are facing debilitating consquences. 

 

A Lawyer for "AZ" Speaks Out

Following the landmark PTSD case in which a journalist referred to as "AZ" sought damages against Australia's The Age newspaper, Bree Knoester, one of the plaintiff's lawyers, reflects on the case, which was ultimately won by The Age. "Perhaps injuries are not preventable at all," Knoester writes. "What is clear, particularly through the work of Dart, is that there are systems that can be put in place by media organisations."

 

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