september, 2020

27sep10:00 am11:30 amAddressing Trauma: Resilience and Self-CarePresented by ACOS Alliance

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This workshop provides an interactive, informal, and guided session around self-care and resilience. It incorporates breathing techniques and facilitates an intimate exchange where participants can discuss doubts and share experiences. The workshop is open to photojournalists applying to our one-to-one safety clinics. Apply here.

Our Online Workshops are proudly supported by our partners PhotoWings with additional contribution by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

Featuring: Juliana Ruhfus and Gavin Rees

In partnership with Dart Centre Europe



Juliana Ruhfus

Juliana is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and interactive producer. She works as the senior reporter for Al Jazeera’s People & Power programme. Juliana passionately believes that supporting trauma-aware reporting results in better understanding and coverage of the news.

In 2010 she earned the prestigious Ochberg Fellowship, and a year later she received a scholarship for Harvard’s Global Trauma Program. In 2011 she joined the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma as a director on the European Board.

Prior to her work at Al Jazeera, Juliana was a reporter on Channel 4’s ground-breaking current affairs series Unreported World. Juliana’s speciality has always been how to get into difficult and closed places. Her work for Channel 4, BBC, WDR, NHK, and other international broadcasters has earned her and the team nominations for the One World Media and Amnesty International awards.

Gavin Rees

Gavin works for Dart Centre Europe, a project of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York City that is dedicated to promoting ethical and innovative approaches to the coverage of trauma and violence. The organization provides training and resources on the compassionate, professional, treatment of victims and survivors by journalists, narrative strategies for telling challenging stories, and how media organizations can safeguard the wellbeing of staff working on potentially traumatic assignments. Gavin works as a trauma awareness consultant for news organizations, NGOs, journalism schools, and documentary production houses across Europe.

Earlier in his career, Gavin produced news for U.S., British, and Japanese news channels, and documentary films for the BBC, and Channel 4. He was a lead producer on Hiroshima, a BBC documentary drama that won an International Emmy in 2006. Gavin is a board member of the European Society of Traumatic Stress and the U.K. Psychological Trauma Society.



The ACOS Alliance works to embed a culture of safety across newsrooms, and among freelance and local journalists worldwide.

Launched in 2015, the Alliance is an unprecedented coalition of news organizations, freelance journalist associations, and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices, and implement practical and effective initiatives to meet the Freelance Journalists Safety Principles.

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