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How to Safely Cover Street Protests

Covering civil unrest can be frightening and dangerous. A crowd may turn violent with little warning and police can target journalists or mistake them for rabble rousers. It’s particularly challenging to maintain social distancing during a riot, so take extra precautions to stay on the edge for quick exit. Bring extra masks, gloves and sanitizer for gear.

Dart Centre Asia Pacific is Growing

Dr. Cait McMahon OAM, Managing Director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific (DCAP) and the DCAP Board of Directors are delighted to announce two new appointments to the organisation – one a new Board position and one a staffing position. “In these strange and worrying times, DCAP’s resources are being drawn on more than ever,” McMahon said. “So we are especially pleased to announce that our organisation is strong and robust. We warmly welcome a new Chair to the organisation, Mr Peter Boehm, and a new staff member and Deputy Director, Kimina Lyall”.

Dart Center Receives Major Google Gift

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia Journalism School, has received a major gift from the philanthropic arm of Google to support news professionals challenged by the global coronavirus pandemic and other crises.

Covering Coronavirus: Advice for video journalists

Editor’s Note: Edward Lawrence has been covering the coronavirus story on the ground in China since January, including a trip onto China’s frontline: Hubei province on lockdown. Here, he has outlined some of his thoughts on the challenges of reporting amid the pandemic, and the precautions that he and his team have been taking.

The Quiet Rooms

An investigation into the violation of a decades-old Illinois law meant to protect students from being physically restrained or locked away in stark rooms as punishment. Judges described “The Quiet Rooms” as “a tour de force of investigative reporting and accountability journalism.” They called it "exhaustive," "fair," and "outstanding from all angles," applauding the “use of testimony from the protagonists in seclusion" and "situating the issue in both a state context and broader national context." Originally published by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune between November and December 2019.

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