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NEW ISSUE: Victims and the Media Newsletter - September 2001
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.
Last month's issue on Natural Disasters:
HOMETOWN TORNADO TOUCHES EVERYONE - Assistant city editor Katherine Lee & staff photographer Michael E. Palmer (The Tuscaloosa News)
THE LIFE CYCLE OF A DISASTER - A Field Guide for Working Journalists - Art Botterell (California Emergency Information Consultant) - Art
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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:
Celebrate life - the other side of the story - Reporter Dennis Mansfield
Victims care about accuracy above all - William Coté
How graphic is too graphic - Mary Ann Humphrey
How the Daily Oklahoman got the story - L. A. Dickerson
Victims deserve to be treated as real people - Bonnie Bucqueroux
Journalists who cover victims risk hitting "The Wall" - Joe Hight, managing editor for the Daily Oklahoma