Building resilience through trauma-informed journalism

Covering and coping with trauma

From natural disasters to factory fires to violent protests – covering sensitive and traumatic events is
part and parcel of a Bangladeshi journalist’s work. But how can we do it in a trauma-sensitive way while
protecting journalists’ psychological well-being?

Center for Communication Action Bangladesh is collaborating with the Dart Center for Journalism and
Trauma to offer a special webinar on how to cover trauma and build trauma-resilient newsrooms.

Topics to be discussed:

1. What is Trauma? How is it relevant for journalists?

2. Best practices in covering trauma and conflict

3. Trauma in the context of online journalism

4. Do No Harm, Duty of Care, Self care and other key concepts

Distinguished speaker: Cait McMahon OAM, PhD – founding managing director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific

C-CAB is also localising trauma resources created by the Dart Center to make them easily available to
Bangladeshi journalists.

The Dart Center Style Guide for Trauma-Informed Journalism is now available in

Join us for this special webinar on Thursday October 28, 2021 at 10.45 am Bangladesh time

Register here

Lead Speaker/Trainer

Cait McMahon PhD
Founding Managing Director
Dart Centre Asia Pacific

Dr. Cait McMahon is a registered psychologist and the founding managing director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific. She has extensive experience in holding trauma journalism training and other programs throughout the Asia Pacific region. Her research interests include trauma reporting, post-traumatic stress, and post-traumatic growth.

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