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NEW ISSUE: Victims and the Media Newsletter - September 2001

THE TRAUMA OF 9-11-01: What Reporters Can Do To Take Care of Themselves


Victims and Human Rights Reporting - April 2001

These articles are the result of the Press Freedom and Human Rights in Latin America conference hosted by Michigan State University's School of Journalism November 1999:

SURVIVORS, NOT VICTIMS - Adriana Portillo-Bartow's harrowing tale of the disappearance of her daughters during the reign of terror in Guatemala reminds us of the important role journalists play in giving victims a voice.

USING TV AND THE INTERNET TO GET THE FACTS OUT - Ronnie Lovler of CNN provides examples of how new technologies such as TV and the Internet make it easier for victims to prove what they say.

COVERING HUMAN RIGHTS STORIES - Anthony Collings of the University of Michigan outlines the challenges and dangers reporters face in doing these difficult stories.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES OF INTEREST - Resources for reporters.


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There have been seven issues of the print version of the Victims and the Media Newletter published since its inception in 1995. Here are highlights from past issues:

Spring 1996

Celebrate life - the other side of the story - Reporter Dennis Mansfield

Fall 1996

Victims care about accuracy above all - William Coté

Summer 1997

How graphic is too graphic - Mary Ann Humphrey

Winter 1997

How the Daily Oklahoman got the story - L. A. Dickerson

Fall 1998

Victims deserve to be treated as real people - Bonnie Bucqueroux

Spring 1999

Journalists who cover victims risk hitting "The Wall" - Joe Hight, managing editor for the Daily Oklahoma