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Jun 28, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon
When the Canucks lost the cup, reporters covering the game found themselves in the middle of a riot. Dana Lacey tells us how two Vancouver newsrooms, The Province and Global TV BC, pushed information out to readers, in real time, despite tear gas, press-targeted violence and countless dead batteries.
Jun 26, 2011 - Posted by Claude Adams
She called herself a journalist; her critics called her a propagandist. She was vilified as a nutcase, a drunk, a fraud, a Taliban-lover, even a traitor. Nevertheless, Beverley Giesbrecht did something few Canadians dared to do--to venture into Pakistan's tribal regions with a video camera, looking for the "truth" about the jihadist insurgency. And she died under the most wretched circumstances. Her story, by freelancer Claude Adams.
Jun 20, 2011 - Posted by Jane Hawkes
It's a hot topic, with many controversial overtones. But the International News Safety Institute plans to tackle it head-on in a new guide to safety for female journalists, and it is asking women around the world to help. For the project's coordinator, Hannah Storm, the bottom line is that more needs to be done to help women feel confident reporting in unsafe environments. 

 


Jun 15, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon
Global News pulled a first-ever last night when it liveblogged from the frontlines of Afghanistan for an hour.
Jun 10, 2011 - Posted by Claude Adams
Judy Jackson's new documentary on war-related trauma, War in the Mind, will be aired on TVO next month. The Salt Spring Island filmmaker, who's had her own experience with PTSD, looks at a unique UBC program for Canadian soldiers who served in Afghanistan, and returned with serious trauma issues. A review by Claude Adams.
Jun 08, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon
CBS correspondent Lara Logan's sexual assault in February brought the issue of sexual violence and journalists into sharp focus, writes CPJ's senior editor Lauren Wolfe. It has also encouraged more journalists worldwide to start speaking out.
Jun 07, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon
Jun 03, 2011 - Posted by Claude Adams
Nearly three years after she made headlines as a Taliban kidnap victim in Afghanistan, Mellissa Fung is tired of talking about her 28-day nightmare and anxious to get back to doing what she likes best: overseas reporting. But the CBC is keeping her close to home. That may be a mistake, speculates an expert on "positive psychology," because her ordeal may have made her a better reporter. See Charlie Smith's story in the Georgia Straight.
Jun 01, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon
Around the world, people are still getting away with murder. Indeed, among the three worst-ranking countries for anti-press violence, all showed no improvement, and some even worsened, according to the just-released 2011 Committee to Protect Journalists' Impunity Index.
May 26, 2011 - Posted by Lauren McKeon
Reuters journalist Suleiman al-Khalidi, a Jordanian citizen, was arrested and held in Syria for four days nearly two months ago. Today, Reuters published a story by Al-Khalidi describing his experience at the "Mukhabarat", his treatment by Syrian intelligence services -- and the scenes of torture he witnessed.
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Covering Violence & Trauma

edited by JANE HAWKES, CLIFF LONSDALE and CLAUDE ADAMS





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.