A decade after terrorist attacks killed more than 200 people in one day—the deadliest bombings in Indonesia's history—award-winning Australian journalist Gary Tippet recounts his experience interviewing survivors and reflects on the way the media has conducted its retrospectives.
Resources for Terrorism
Ten years after the deadliest acts of terrorism in Indonesia's history, we take a moment to reflect, and to share resources for journalists covering tragedy all over the world.
This tenth anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, for all its potential to reawaken a painful past, also moves personal loss into collective historical memory. That can be a painful process but also offers a moment for reflection and the creation of new meanings.
Norway is mourning the shooting deaths of at least 68 people at a youth camp on the small island of Uoteya. The massacre came hours after a powerful explosion rocked central Oslo, killing at least eight people and blowing out most of the windows on the block where Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg works. For journalists and news managers covering the aftermath of these attacks, the Dart Center has assembled resources and tipsheets gleaned from past mass shootings, terrorist attacks and disasters.
As we've mentioned before, the Dart Center Country Contact in Taiwan, Julia Hsu, has been working with her reseach team to translate some of the Dart Center's training materials. We are happy to make her translation of another online self-study unit available. Check out "Covering Terrorism," translated for traditional Chinese readers, especially in Taiwan.
Christina Lamb, former foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times, and David Loyn, BBC developing world correspondent, speak to the Dart Center about what journalists should know about Afghanistan and the ethics of reporting conflict.
On the morning of Friday, July 17, at least eight people were killed and fifty injured in near-simultaneous bombings of two luxury hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the first major terrorist attack to take place on Indonesian soil in several years.
To help journalists covering this story, in Indonesia and around the world, the Dart Center is aggregating useful resources. If you have an addition, please add it in the comments.