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Dart Asia Pacific ASPAC Fellows 2023

Dart Centre Asia Pacific (DCAP) has announced the recipients of the 2023 Asia Pacific (ASPAC) Fellowship, a program that deepens journalists' reporting of violence, conflict, and tragedy.

2023 Dart Award Finalists Announced

"This year’s Dart Award finalists showcase journalists contending in fresh and powerful ways with the hardest questions about the impact of violence," said Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro. "From excavations of long-past exploitation to searing inquiries into all-too-present gun violence  supported alike by under resourced, embattled local newsrooms and the largest national media  this year’s finalists take reporting in new directions in sourcing, interviewing and data analysis, all in service of a shared commitment to innovative, ethical reporting on survivors of violence."

Journalists covering the Türkiye-Syria earthquake may face moral injury

When journalists capture images and share the stories of traumatised survivors of the Türkiye-Syria earthquake they face a moral dilemma: Should they put down their notebook or camera and offer to help? It seems like an obvious choice; what kind of person doesn’t want to help someone who is suffering? But journalists have a job to do, and it’s a different job to doctors and rescue workers. 

2023 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship

The Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellowship offers seasoned journalists, editors and freelancers in the Asia-Pacific region a special opportunity to improve coverage of tragic events. 

Preparing for assignments in unstable and unpredictable environments: Ten tips from Dart Centre Asia Pacific

Journalists covering the recent earthquake in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria are witnessing widespread devastation and destruction, where tangled piles of metal and concrete are spread across a region beset by Syria’s 12-year civil war and refugee crisis.

Working in frigid temperatures and confronting escalating dangers, journalists are documenting history from the frontline of the disaster. 

There are many other areas around the world, particularly in humanitarian crisis and conflict zones, where it is dangerous, even life-threatening, to practice journalism. The war in Ukraine provides another recent illustration of the vulnerability of journalists covering crisis situations. While it is impossible to mitigate all of the risks journalists on the frontline will be exposed to, there are certain things they can do to prepare for assignments in unstable and unpredictable environments.

This tip sheet from Dart Centre Asia Pacific provides ten tips for journalists and media workers that have been developed in conversation with experts who have responded to conflicts, disasters, and humanitarian disasters around the globe.