Resources for War & Civil Conflict
The Dart Center offers an intensive four-day crisis reporting course to prepare journalists to think critically about how to work safely and effectively in volatile situations such as war, conflict and disaster zones, with an emphasis on risk assessment and harm prevention.
In 2011, at the age of 17, Anastasia Vlasova covered protests in Kiev for the first time. Three years later when the first wave of major violence erupted in Ukraine, she was studying journalism in her first semester of graduate school. “I wanted to shake people's shoulders and say, wake up! There's a war going on in our country.” A Q&A with Alan Chin.
Comprehensive security guide with practical advice on risk assessment, basic preparedness, digital security, and advice on protecting yourself and staying safe.
Christoph Bangert and Alan Chin have photographed gruesome scenes around the world and argued with editors about why they are important for the public to see. Earlier this year, Bangert published a new book, “War Porn,” in which he confronts the arguments and ethics over violent imagery in new ways. In a Dart Center exclusive, the two photographers sat down to discuss their work, its origins and impact.
Thousands of pro-democracy protestors took their fight to the doorstep of Hong Kong’s chief executive despite a promise from the government to wait them out. The Occupy Central demonstrators have demanded that the city’s leader, Leung Chun-ying, resign his post or face escalated action. As the protests intensify, news professionals offer insights to reporters and photojournalists on best practices when reporting on volatile street protests.
The results are in from the only controlled study to date on the effects of trauma on journalists covering the conflict in Syria, which has claimed the lives of 63 reporters and media workers since 2011.
The Ukraine crisis this winter and spring continues in the east of the country with pro-Russian paramilitary groups and allegedly Russian armed forces agitating against the provisional government in Kiev, which has deployed its police and army in an attempt to suppress what it calls separatists. International diplomats continue to seek negotiated solutions, but violent clashes have resulted in more deaths. At this writing, Ukraine seems on the brink of what could become civil war, Russian invasion, or continued unrest.