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INSI, Dart Centre Organise Seminars on Journalism and Trauma

For many journalists covering events Iraq, safety has become a key concern. But what are the long term-term psychological impacts on those who have to witness trauma and violent conflict on a daily basis?

The Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma and the International News Safety Institute (INSI) aim to discuss this and other questions at a seminar on 29 June 2004 in London. Medical experts and analysts will speak about the impact of trauma on the different actors involved in the Iraqi conflict, including journalists, military forces and governments. The seminar will be held at the Frontline Club.

The Dart Centre will also hold a half-day workshop at the Frontline Club on 30 June focused on developing training models for trauma support and awareness. The workshop is aimed at assignment editors and media executives responsible for sending journalists into conflict zones. It will present the latest research done by news organisations, including the BBC and Reuters, into trauma training.

For more information on both events, contact mark.brayne@dartcentre.org

Visit these links:
- Dart Centre: http://www.dartcenter.org/europe/index.html
- INSI: http://www.newssafety.com
- Frontline Club: http://www.thefrontlineclub.com/
- Safety Resources: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/240/

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