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Wednesday, October 7 • 14:00 - 15:30
Pre-conference Panel: New Insights into Trauma and Journalism

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The old model of PTSD suggests that trauma trouble starts when a sense of overwhelming threat breaks down people’s natural defences. But the picture is more complicated. Ethics also matters. New research on journalists suggests that shame and guilt for making ill-judged approaches to sources also effects wellbeing. And are we too pessimistic about the long-term corrosive impact of trauma exposure? Studies into a phenomenon called post-traumatic growth is suggesting that trauma exposure for journalists may even carry some benefits.  This discussion will look at recent research and ask what relevance it has for working journalists.

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Trond Idås

Rådgiver, Norsk Journalistlag
Trond Idås har bakgrunn som journalist i Gjengangeren, Forsvarets Forum og Aftenposten, samt som generalsekretær og rådgiver i NJ. Han jobber spesielt med arbeidsmiljø, journalistsikkerhet og forebyggelse av traumer blant journalister.Trond er nesten i mål med en doktoravhandling... Read More →

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Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychologica... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 14:00 - 15:30 CEST
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