Jan 10, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Heated rhetoric aside, are journalists out of touch with the risks female reporters face in conflict zones? Ruane Remy asked this question in the Winter 2012 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism, and examined the unique situations that female foreign correspondents can find themselves in and how they can be better equipped to deal with them.

Dec 20, 2011 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

The Committee to Protect Journalists has released the results of its annual survey of journalist fatalities worldwide. For the second straight year, Pakistan was the most dangerous place for the press, though there were also a number of new trends in 2011.

Nov 24, 2011 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Rhiannon Russell listened as Yemeni journalist, and the 2011 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression's International Press Freedom Award winner, Khaled al-Hammadi, spoke of his experiences reporting during the Arab Spring, and how he was kidnapped in 2005 over a story he published.

Nov 23, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon

Calgary freelance journalist Jeremy Kroeker snuck into Syria, hid his true identity, and lived as a tourist for three weeks. Rhiannon Russell talks to Kroeker about life undercover, being held by police, and getting the story in a place where it’s too dangerous for foreign reporters to use bylines.

Nov 02, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon

J-Source sits down for an in-depth interview with Rachel Pulfer, the newly-named executive director for Journalists for Human Rights, to chat about the organization's upcoming 10th anniversary, entering Libya, and combating the atmosphere of fear in post-conflict countries.

Oct 31, 2011 - Posted by Jane Hawkes

Two young Canadian journalists working freelance in some of the world's most dangerous regions will benefit from the first safety training bursaries offered by the Forum Freelance Fund.

Oct 11, 2011 - Posted by Nicole Blanchett Neheli

As a Senior Producer at CTV, Heather Sherman has tackled a lot of stories that weren't easy to tell. But a recent assignment to do a series on suicide put all her experience to the test, and reminded her why it's important to cover stories no one wants to talk about.

Oct 05, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon

A group of Concordia journalism students delve into the role social media and journalism can play in preventing mass atrocities and genocide in the premier edition of this Journalists for Human Rights "Rights Check-up" podcast. This podcast was originally broadcast on Rabble.ca

Oct 05, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon

Maria Assaf listens in as four CBC foreign correspondents demystify the challenges of foreign reporting. Anna-Maria Tremonti, Adrienne Arsenault, Peter Armstong, and cameraman Mike Heenan talk straight at the network's recent open house panel about reporting in war zones and foreign countries where nothing, it sometimes seems, is ever easy.

Sep 21, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon

Canadian freelancers can now receive funds to attend hazardous environment safety training courses in the U.S. or Britain.

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Covering Violence & Trauma


This section deals with the physical and emotional safety of journalists in Canada and abroad, the impact of coverage on people caught up in violent and traumatic stories and the effects that covering violence and trauma may have on news consumers.