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Friday, November 17 • 14:00 - 15:15
Disaster Reporting

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Covering disasters -- whether natural or human-caused -- takes a special set of skills. Investigative journalists today are using a combination of tech-savvy approaches with time-tested methods of on-the-ground reporting. They are also learning to better deal with the tragedy and trauma around them. Here are four veterans who have experienced very different disasters and learned how to cope under pressure. 


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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 →

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avatar for Ismail Ferdous

Ismail Ferdous

Documentary photographer, -
As a documentary photographer, Ismail covers social humanitarian issues. His recent project, The Cost of Fashion, is a photo and video advocacy project that began after documenting the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the worst industrial disaster in history. The project continues... Read More →
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Umaru Fofana

BBC Correspondent, FreeMedia Group CEO
Umaru Fofana has been a journalist for over 20 years and has reported from Asia, the United States and several countries in Africa. He is based in his native Sierra Leone where he works as a freelance journalist mainly for the BBC and Reuters. He co-owns the FreeMedia Group, which... Read More →
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Amantha Perera

Asia Pacific Coordinator, Dart Center Asia Pacific
Writer and a trainer based in Colombo Sri Lanka, Amantha is the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School. With over 15 years of experience working in Sri Lanka and overseas, he has covered the island’s civil war and post... Read More →
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Juliana Ruhfus

Senior reporter and investigative filmmaker, Al Jazeera
Juliana Ruhfus is an award-winning investigative journalist, filmmaker and producer of interactive journalism projects. She has been the senior reporter for the Al Jazeera English "People & Power" strand for which she has made nearly fifty films since her film on Liberia launched... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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