In his native Pakistan, investigative journalist Umar Cheema has endured kidnapping, torture, and intense criticism. Following his support of colleague Hamid Mir, who was nearly assassinated in April, Cheema reports that surveillance and harassment of him and his colleagues have markedly increased. This article was originally published by the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
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The number of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the U.S. southern border has spiked, causing a growing humanitarian crisis. The Dart Center has a host of resources for journalists covering this important issue.
Fiona Lloyd-Davies’s new documentary tells the extraordinary tale of a Congolese woman who has supported more than 6,000 victims of rape since she and her daughter were raped, and her husband killed, in 2000. In a Dart Centre Europe exclusive, Lloyd-Davies discusses how she prepared to report this story and the challenges she faced.
A six month courtroom drama that provoked an international outcry from journalists and human rights groups came to a shocking climax today in Cairo when an Egyptian court sentenced three al Jazeera journalists to long prison terms on charges of collaborating with terrorists to broadcast false reports.
The sinking of the Sewol ferry off the coast of South Korea in April was a tragedy felt around the world, leaving nearly 300 dead, most of them young students. As Korea struggles to comprehend the loss, Korean journalists are reckoning with the consequences of their own failings, and the trauma of bearing witness. Chong-ae Lee reports from Seoul.
Application guidelines for senior and mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. All application materials must be submitted by October 1, 2014 at 11:59pm E.S.T. Click here to apply now.
The Ochberg Fellowship, now in its 16th year, is the Dart Center's flagship program for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. The application deadline is October 1, 2014. Click here to apply.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has, for now, put his alleged role in the IRA’s 1972 murder of Belfast woman Jean McConville behind him as his party topped polls in European and local government elections. Irish journalist Susan McKay analyzes the impact of the McConville case, and of Northern Ireland's broader effort to come to terms with its past.
“We realized as reporters that we were as traumatized as a lot of the country,” Alfredo Corchado tells Michelle García in this exclusive interview for the Dart Center from Mexico City. Corchado and García discuss the drug war, most recently chronicled in Corchado's memoir Midnight in Mexico. With an exclusive photo essay by Katie Orlinsky.