Rubén Espinosa, who worked for the investigative magazine Proceso, was found dead after fleeing his home state of Veracruz. Espinosa was the seventh journalist killed in Mexico this year.
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At the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum last month, Dart Centre Europe led a workshop on covering refugees, featuring journalists Mani Benchelah and Alex Hannaford, psychiatrist Dr. Iris Graf-Calliess and Save the Children’s Misty Buswell.
In a recent story on NPR's All Things Considered, Dart's Executive Director Bruce Shapiro was featured alongside reporters from The Post & Courier on how to cover high-profile, violent events for a national audience, and grapple with their impact on a local community.
The Jacobs Foundation has announced a new five-day journalism fellowship aimed at advancing public understanding of research in the fields of psychology and youth development. Five science and/or health policy reporters from North America and the United Kingdom will be given the opportunity to collaborate with leading Swiss researchers, institutions and writers' associations.
At the 2015 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference in Philadelphia, the Dart Center sponsored the showcase panel, "Sexual Assault Investigations: Empathy, Accuracy & Transparency," featuring Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll, Bruce Shapiro, Teresa Braeckel, Elana Newman and Nicole Noren. Full panel audio is now available.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe kicked off its conference in Vienna today on journalist safety, media freedom and pluralism in times of conflict. Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, delivered opening remarks.
Nine more journalists joined Digital First Media’s peer-support efforts at a seminar June 3 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, led by Dart’s Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman.
In a recent TedX talk at the University of Tulsa, Dart Research Director Elana Newman offers perspective on the important role journalists can play in saving lives during a tragedy, mitigating violence and helping to restore justice.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones.
At the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, the Dart Center will co-sponsor the New York City premiere of the project, The Unravelling. Afterwards, Human Rights Watch Emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale will lead a master class on human rights reporting and digital storytelling.