Trauma & Resilience:
How to Protect Yourself and Others

During this live webinar, our expert panel will explore how journalists can build resilience while covering difficult stories and subjects.

What is trauma-aware journalism? How can you be mindful of your contributors, as well as deal with your own exposure to trauma, when reporting on vulnerable individuals and communities?

RPT Director Clothilde Redfern will discuss how freelance journalists can cope with the pressures of reporting on traumatic events with Angelina Fusco, Chair of Dart Centre Europe and Ismail Einashe, an investigative journalist who has won various awards for his coverage of migration – an issue linked to moral injury and vicarious trauma.

Date & Time
Tuesday, 5th October
5 – 6pm BST

About the speakers:

Ismail Einashe is an award-winning freelance journalist and writer. He has written for The Guardian, BBC News, The Sunday Times, Foreign Policy, and The Nation, among many others. At present, he is a Senior Journalist at Lost in Europe, a cross-border journalism project that investigates the disappearance of child migrants in Europe. In April, he won the inaugural Investigative Journalism for the EU (IJ4EU) Impact Award as part of the Lost in Europe team. In 2019, he won a Migration Media Award and was last year shortlisted for the European Press Prize. He is also an Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University.

Clothilde Redfern is the Director of the Rory Peck Trust, an organisation dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance journalists around the world. She started her career at the International Herald Tribune, then worked in broadcasting, notably in Channel 4’s Documentaries department, before taking leadership roles in non-profit organisations supporting journalists and filmmakers. She currently sits on the Board of the ACOS Alliance.

Angelina Fusco is Chair of Dart Centre Europe, and one of its associate trainers in journalism and trauma. She was a recipient of a Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship in 2012 and was a Senior Fellow in 2013. She spent 30 years as a journalist in the newsroom of BBC Northern Ireland and led teams covering some of the most politically complex, editorially challenging and sensitive stories in any part of Western Europe. Angelina has also worked as a senior trainer at the BBC College of Journalism, working with senior staff from the BBC and other news organisations from around the world.

This event is in conjunction with the launch of  the Trust’s new Resilience Programme, a year-long programme responding to the growing psychological risks that journalists are exposed to.