In Montreal, the week-long meeting of the 2010 Dart Center Ochberg Fellows.
The Ochberg Fellowships offer mid-career journalists interested in improving coverage of violent events an opportunity to learn from and build relationships with like-minded colleagues as well as experts in the field of traumatic stress studies.
In Melbourne, Australia, a photographic exhibition from an East Timorese photographer, Jorge de Araujo.
The first major exhibition in Australia featuring images of Timor-Leste by an East Timorese photographer, Jorge de Araujo. Timorese journalists in the fledgling news media have faced threats of violence since the becoming a nation in 2002.
The exhibition is open until November 1, 2010. For more information on the photojournalist and the exhibition, see de Araujo's website.
Atrium Gallery, Level 35
25 Collins Street, Melbourne
In Athens, Greece, a critical debate on the safety of journalists under current and future threat, organised by The International News Safety Institute, at the headquarters of the Athens Union of Journalists (ESIEA).
In the past seven years, the threats to journalists have multiplied and circumstances surrounding reporting have changed. Technology takes journalists ever closer to danger. The Internet, citizen journalism and new media expose many newcomers to the threats the professionals have long faced. Kidnapping and impunity against news professionals is on the rise.
This discussion, organized by the International News Safety Institute, will be moderated by Elizabeth Filippouli, former presenter and correspondent for ERT, CNN and Al Jazeera. Speakers include David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief of Reuters, Oliver Vujovic, secretary-general of the South East Europe Media Organisation, Gavin Rees, director of Dart Centre Europe, and Reuters Chief Photographer Yannis Behrakis.
Wednesday, November 10th, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Athens Union of Journalists (ESIEA).
20, Academias Street
RSVP by 20th October 2010 to email@example.com
At Columbia University in New York City, Dart Ochberg Fellow David Philipps reads from his new book, "Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home."
Philipps, a Columbia Journalism School graduate, is a reporter for The Colorado Springs Gazette, where he writes long-form investigative pieces as well as light features. He was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in the local reporting category for his series, “Casualties of War,” on combat soldiers at Fort Carson returning from war and committing violence in Colorado Springs. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times and Philadelphia Inquirer, among others, and won awards from the Colorado Press Association, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters and Society of Professional Journalists.
Wednesday, November 10
5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Stabile Center, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
At Columbia University in New York City, a discussion about treading the line between journalism and advocacy.
For today's reporters, treading the line between journalism and advocacy is an acute challenge. Balanced journalism demands a certain detachment from the lives and events covered, but how does one stay detached in the face of pressing environmental and humanitarian crises? Are there times when a journalist should become more than an observer? This panel will discuss the roles and practices of contemporary journalists covering war, poverty, disease, and human rights abuses. It will explore standards of impartiality and consider the reporter's role as an advocate for action in places of human suffering, in addition to professional standards, ethical responsibility, and public awareness-building as they relate to the major world headlines of the past decade.
This event is co-sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Thursday, November 11
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
International Affairs Building, Columbia University
In Laredo, Texas, a bilingual workshop on issues related to border coverage, including telling stories amid chronic threat and how to better cover stories on immigration, government corruption, and crime.
This special version of the popular Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Watchdog Workshop series is sponsored by Ford Foundation and Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and will bring experts from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to help provide better coverage of key regional issues.
The sessions are designed for reporters, editors and producers from small, midsize and large publications and TV stations and Web-only news sites and news blogs.
Panels will include:
Reporting Amid Chronic Threat: How reporters can successfully tell stories of violence and trauma when such events are a permanent backdrop against which community life plays out. Speakers will include Donna DeCesare and Judith Matloff.
Trauma Awareness and Practical Measures for Self-Care: Briefing and discussion on the science of trauma, how its effects manifest and concrete suggestions for how to stay healthy and productive while undertaking dangerous work and life conditions. Speakers will be Elana Newman and Donna DeCesare.
Covering Children and Invisible Victims: Explores ethical and practical challenges of reporting on violence and trauma that specifically or acutely affect children and other vulnerable populations.
November 12-13, 2010
For complete information and to register, please visit the official website.
At the BFI Southbank in London, the 2010 Rory Peck Awards celebrate the work of freelance newsgatherers.
The Rory Peck Trust will be holding an award ceremony and annual fundraising gala in benefit of their work in supporting freelance cameramen and women in news and current affairs worldwide. The awards celebrate the work of freelance journalists in covering important humanitarian issues, and honour their craft skills as well as journalistic ability and integrity.
Wednesday 17 November
For more information and to purchase tickets see the official website.
At Columbia University in New York City, a conversation with Basharat Peer, author of "Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist's Frontline Account of Life, Love, and War in His Homeland."
Barsharat Peer was born in Seer, Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir, India. He completed a degree
in journalism at Columbia University, where he studied oral history methods with Mary Marshall Clark. Peer has worked as an Assistant Editor at Foreign Affairs and writes for The Guardian and the Financial Times. He is currently a writer in residence at the Open Society Institute in New York. His book, Curfewed Night, has been hailed as one of the finest accounts of the contemporary conflict in Kashmir.
November 18, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 pm
523 Butler Library, Columbia University
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), are calling for a Global Day of Action on November 23 to mark the one-year anniversary of the world’s single biggest atrocity perpetrated against journalists.
On November 23, 2009, 32 journalists and media workers were brutally murdered in a massacre of at least 57 people in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao in the southern Philippines.
The IFJ and many other international organisations are coordinating global activities, including online Facebook and Twitter protests, while the NUJP and its local partners in the Philippines will run an intense program of events in the lead-up to the November 23 remembrance.
IFJ Asia-Pacific will join the NUJP in the Philippines for an international mission in the week of November 23 to provide solidarity to the families and colleagues of those murdered, to support the NUJP, and to demand an end to the culture of impunity that has gripped the Philippines for far too long.
More information about the event and its organizing efforts can be found here.
In Düsseldorf, Germany, a conference addressing media coverage of migrants.
The conference, organised by the Psychosocial Centre for Refugees (PSZ), will teach skills and encourage between migrants, journalists, therapists and other experts. One of the panels will specifically focus on media professionals dealing with trauma.
Guest speakers include Petra Tabeling (Dart Centre Germany), Anja Baumann (Psychotherapist, PSZ) and Joseph Akino.
The conference will last from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For complete information and to register, please visit the official website.
At the Cort Theatre in New York City, a performance of "Time Stands Still," a play about wounded photojournalists.
The Dart Center hosts a performance of "Time Stands Still" a play that follows Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Starring three-time Academy Award nominee and Tony-nominated Laura Linney, Drama Desk Award winner Eric Bogosian, two-time Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Christina Ricci. Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan. Play by Pulitzer Prize-winning Donald Margulies.
Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 pm
The Cort Theatre
138 West 48th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York City, NY 10036
Order tickets here.
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