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.
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When journalist Emine Ziyatdinova, a Crimean Tatar, returned to Ukraine earlier this year, she found herself covering a conflict that left one of her friends dead and forced her to conceal her identity. "I loved Ukraine," she said. "But I don't anymore." A Q&A with Alan Chin.
Part of the Dart Center-duPont Awards Lecture series at Columbia Journalism School featured Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News. Moderator Ann Cooper spoke with Engel about covering violence and trauma in conflict zones throughout the Middle East.
As the global community mulled whether to launch an military strike against Syria in retaliation for the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons, four Syrian journalists visited Columbia Journalism School in a discussion hosted by the Dart Center on September 6, 2013.
While Hosni Mubarak was airlifted from a prison to a hospital awaiting trial, violent street protests across Egypt continued. The Dart Center has tips for journalists covering such events.
On July 17, the UN Security Council debated the safety of journalists. The following week, government officials, journalists and technologists gathered for TechCamp NYC, an event aimed at finding ways to use technology to protect journalists working in conflict zones.
After covering Iraq, correspondent Michael Kamber felt the need to get out pictures and oral histories from colleagues that had not been seen or heard. A selection of photographs from Kamber's unique history of Iraq, Photojournalists On War.
After covering Iraq, correspondent Michael Kamber felt the need to get out pictures and oral histories from colleagues that had not been seen or heard. Alan Chin, one of the photojournalists featured in the book, sat down with Kamber to discuss the making of Kamber's unique history of Iraq, Photojournalists On War.
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dale Maharidge and Ridenhour Prize-winning journalist Nick Turse about their acclaimed new books, which revise our understanding of two very different wars.