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.
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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 new feature story in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor spotlights the interdisciplinary nature of the Dart Center’s work.
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."
The Dart's Europe Director Gavin Rees contributed to the Verification Handbook, released last week by the European Journalism Centre. The new guide features tools and advice on verifying content in breaking news situations. It is currently accessible online, and will soon be available to download in full.
In 2013, Turkey and Syria defended their titles as worst jailer of journalists and most dangerous place for journalists, respectively.
Experts debate whether the mainstream media's use of the 911 phone calls from the Sandy Hook School shootings provide additional value to the public, or if they represent a grotesque exercise in shock-value.
Following the Utoya shooting in Norway, journalist and researcher Trond Idås found that journalists who felt that their reporting may have caused harm were at higher risk for PTSD.
As major media networks increase their reliance on freelancers for reporting, concerns about their safety and support systems have become a topic of discussion, including at last month's News Xchange conference in Morocco.
Almost two-thirds of women journalists have experienced intimidation, threats or abuse in relation to their work, according to findings from the first global survey of violence and threats against women in the news media.