In Brisbane, Australia, a three-day international conference in honor of World Press Freedom Day: "Freedom of Information: The Right to Know."
May 3 each year has been officially designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Press Freedom Day. All around the world on this day, supporters of media freedom celebrate the fundamental principles of press and media freedom that are articulated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The key global World Press Freedom Day event held each year is the World Press Freedom Day conference, which is hosted by a different country every year.
Hosted by UNESCO and the University of Queensland May 1 through 3, this year's World Press Freedom Day conference will have a strong focus on freedom of information and press freedom challenges and developments in the Asia Pacific region.
For more about World Press Freedom Day and the global conference, see the official website.
At the 59E59 Theaters in New York City, a multimedia exhibition by Donna DeCesare, following the lives of four young people marked by an experience of war and its aftermath.
Excerpts will be projected from a multimedia web project by Donna DeCesare, Dart Center Latin America coordinator, on young people struggling with the lure of gangs and the challenge of limited opportunity in the U.S. and Central America. The exhibition will follow each performance of "De Novo," a new play based on the true story of a teenage boy who faced deportation after fleeing to the U.S. to escape a Guatemalan gang.
Donna DeCesare will participate in a post-show talkback with the cast and creative team following the matinee performance on Sunday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m.
The play and exhibition will run through Sunday, May 16.
For more information about the play, see the official website.
At Columbia University in New York City, a conversation with Rosalynn Carter about the state of the mental health field.
Mrs. Carter will discuss her new book, "Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis," sharing insights from her 35 years of work in the mental health field and discussing the need for greater equity for mental illnesses in our health care system. The conversation will also explore the role of the media in education and policy around mental health.
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. professor of psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Shapiro, executive director, The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
If you plan to attend, register online.
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In Canberra, Dart Centre Australasia conducts its third annual two-day training session for regional journalists.
Reporters, photographers, editors and guest journalists from the Philippines gather at Olim's Hotel Canberra May 14-16 to discuss the implications of reporting on violence, disasters and trauma. This third annual event, known as Oz DOGS, is fully booked.
In Budapest, Hungary, a week-long journalism workshop on the importance of trauma education for journalism students and working journalists.
The Dart Center in collaboration with the Center for Independent Journalism in Budapest, Hungary, will present this week-long training, led by Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. The curriculum will consider how media workers can best prepare for traumatic assignments and look in detail at the tools needed for sustained investigative reporting. The programme will be attended by working journalists, editors and educators from Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, as well as the alumni of the Roma Mainstream Media Internship Program.
This workshop will last from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 25 through Friday, May 28.
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At Dart Centre Europe's London office, a roundtable discussion for students and professionals looking at issues faced by photojournalists reporting on trauma.
Photographers are often at the frontline of difficult reporting situations, witnessing and recording images from war zones and disaster areas. Images are a powerful way of telling a story, with great impact on audiences. But what of the photojournalists responsible for these images?
This roundtable discussion will address issues of self-care and support amongst photojournalists and look at the challenges photographers face in representing the people they are photographing.
Discussion will be led by Paul Lowe, award-winning photographer and course director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication and Gavin Rees, director of Dart Centre Europe.
This event will last from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
48 Gray's Inn Road
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Entrance around the corner on Baldwin Gardens. Nearest tube: Chancery Lane
Lunch will be provided.
Places are limited and so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
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