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.
Resources on Aftermath & Anniversaries
- Tip Sheet Collection: Victims and Dealing with the Past
- Rewriting History: Anniversary Stories, Shared Memory and Minority Voices
- Rewriting History: Anniversary Stories, Shared Memory & Minority Voices
- Anniversary Reactions to the September 11th Attacks
- Covering the 9/11 Anniversary
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- June 2, 2020 by Judith Matloff
- April 9, 2019 by Susan McKay
This collection of tip sheets, written by journalist Susan McKay, is part of a Queen’s University Belfast project exploring the intersection between victims and ‘dealing with the past’ in Northern Ireland, in particular through examining the themes of voice, agency, and blame.
It includes guidelines on 1) interviewing victims and survivors of conflict; 2) representing and engaging with victims and survivors for journalists, editors and educators; 3) speaking to journalists and the media.
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