How to Fight Intimidation and Harassment? Seminar for Journalists

Have you handled traumatic imagery and online abuse?

Do you know the practical steps to overcome them?

Do you know how to deal with self-care in case of traumatic assignments?

How to be a supportive colleague?

These are challenging times to be a journalist in Armenia. The corona-pandemic, the recent violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, and the pressures placed on journalists by the passions whipped up by the polarizing effect of social media all make for a potent combination.
The Public Journalism Club initiates the second part of the seminar with the participation of experts from “Dart Center Europe” organization, Gavin Reis and Angelina Fusco, within the framework of the “Rapid Response Fund Initiative” program, during which the above questions will be discussed.

The Dart Centre is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

The Dart Centre is recognized as the pre-eminent international body specializing in the relationship between trauma and journalism. It works around the world providing resources to journalists and filmmakers working on the most challenging stories, be that reporting on crime, family violence, natural disaster, war or human rights.

One of the trainers is Gavin Rees who is a Senior Advisor for Training and Innovation at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Since 2008 he has been working as a consultant and trainer for newsrooms, media-support organisations, and journalism schools across Europe as well as in Africa and the Middle East. Previously, Gavin produced business and political news for US, British and Japanese news channels, and has worked on drama and documentary films for the BBC, Channel 4 and independent film companies. Gavin is a board member of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies and the UK Psychological Trauma Society.

Another trainer Angelina Fusco is Chair of Dart Centre, Europe and one of its associate trainers in journalism and trauma. Angelina, who lives in Belfast, spent thirty years as a journalist in the newsroom of BBC Northern Ireland, half of that time as Editor of Television News.
She led teams covering the conflict in NI and some of the most politically complex, editorially challenging and sensitive stories in Western Europe. Angelina also worked as a senior trainer at the BBC’s prestigious College of Journalism, working with senior staff from the BBC and other news organisations from around the world.

The second seminar will take place on March 31, from 16:00 to 18:00. The experts will present how, with what strategy to fight against intimidation and harassment.

The workshop will offer opportunities to share professional insight, brainstorm practical and ethical dilemmas, and take away ideas that can be shared with colleagues.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

More details about the program here:
The program will cover the period of December 2020 – May 31, 2021. The project is funded by the European Endowment for Democracy (EED).

In case of additional questions and/or for details, you can contact the Public Journalism Club NGO via the following telephone numbers or e-mail:
Saryan 12, 3rd floor, Yerevan, Armenia
Phone: +37412 755898, +37499 755 898
Email addresses: [email protected], [email protected]

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