In April 2014, the results of a study on the traumatic effects on journalists covering Syria were published in The National. The article includes comments from journalists Lyse Doucet and Janine di Giovanni, as well as notes on my own experiences of covering Syria. Prof. Anthony Feinstein has studied the effects of covering war on journalists for over a decade, and his detailed examination of the data will appear later in 2014.
“Nothing prepares you for what you witness yourself on the ground and come face to face within this worsening war and grave humanitarian crisis – no video on YouTube or timeline of tweets can fully convey the enormity of what it feels like on the ground,” says the BBC’s Lyse Doucet, one of the world’s most respected journalists who has covered war around the world for almost three decades.
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE.
READ THE DART CENTER FOR JOURNALISM AND TRAUMA’S BREAK-DOWN HERE.