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.
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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.
In the last week, as many as 40 journalists have been injured by Kiev police or had their equipment destroyed while trying to cover the mass protest there. The Dart Center has resources for how journalists can safely and effectively deal with such situations.
WITNESS has released a 6-part video series to accompany their written guide "Conducting Interviews With Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence," created in consultation with Dart Center Research Director, Elana Newman.
Following Superstorm Sandy, a new AP-NORC Center fellowship will focus on community resilience in times of crisis. Applications are now open!
Matthew Ricketson, a director of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Asia-Pacific, review's David Finkel's latest book "Thank You For Your Service." A version of this review originally appeared in The Weekend Australian on 12 October 2013. On November 20, the Dart Center will host a conversation between Finkel and Steve Coll at Columbia Journalism School in New York City.
Ochberg Fellows Sally Sara and Mike Walter discuss their experiences covering and dealing with trauma.
The award is named for Providence Journal editor Mimi Burkhardt, a compassionate voice who understood the professional and interpersonal dynamics of reporting on traumatized people.