First of all, I wanted to send my thoughts, prayers and condolences to all those affected by the tragic events in Itaewon. Please know that there are people like me around the world thinking of you and with you now in your time of deep sorrow.
Resources on Disaster
- A letter to the Korean People from a survivor of the Hillsborough Disaster
- Resources for those covering the explosion in Donegal, Ireland
- Eight out of ten Korean journalists report work-related trauma
- Interviewing in the aftermath of trauma
- 'Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones’ Course
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- The Psychological Cost of Disasters
- Disaster Action Guide: Reflections on Personal Experience of Disaster
- Disaster Action Guide: Personal Reflections and Guidelines for Interviewers
- Disaster Action: Leaflet for Survivors
- After the Storm: Louisiana Awaits Help As Media Moves On
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- January 4, 2023 by Anne Eyre
- October 10, 2022
On October 7, ten people were killed in an explosion at a petrol station in Donegal, Ireland.
The Dart Center has gathered a selection of resources to support journalists as they cover the tragedy and its aftermath.
Interviewing and Reporting
- June 6, 2022 by Chong-ae Lee
Eight years after the 2014 Sewol Ferry disaster that claimed the lives of 304 passengers, Korean journalists were asked about work-related trauma in a survey developed by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK), the Korean Women Journalists Association, the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Asia Pacific (DCAP), and the Google News Initiative. The survey was completed by 544 journalists (62% male and 38% female). Eight out of ten had experienced work-related trauma, while nearly 30% said they had experienced trauma at work regularly.
- March 8, 2022 by Kimina Lyall
Death, violence, war, terrorism, natural disaster, the COVID-19 pandemic - at some point within the past year many journalists within Asia Pacific will have reported on a story involving interviewees who had experienced a traumatic event. There is no infallible method for interviewing survivors and witnesses to trauma, Each case is unique and presents its own challenges. But this tip sheet brings together the collective experience of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific’s principal trainers to provide some general advice for interviewing in the aftermath of trauma, and recommendations for before, during, and after the interview.
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