TORONTO, March 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma in association with the International News Safety Institute presents "The War Within: The Plight of Mexican Journalists", Friday, 30 March 2012, Massey College, Toronto.
A new study on the psychological health of Mexican journalists underscores the realities of day-to-day reporting in a country beset by a deadly drug war.
The University of Toronto's Dr. Anthony Feinstein is a leading authority on the effects of traumatic stress on international correspondents and was most recently featured in "Under Fire: Journalists in Combat," a documentary short-listed this year for an Academy Award.
This study on Mexican journalists is one of the first of its kind to focus on the emotional health of local journalists working in their own country.
Dr. Feinstein's presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion featuring journalists and representatives from press freedom and media support groups to discuss the dangers and consequences of working in a country where journalists are targeted with impunity.
The event will be moderated by Brian Stewart, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs.
Location Details: Friday, 30 March, at 6:30 pm in Massey College's Upper Library at 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto M5S 2E1
Admission is free and the event is open for media coverage, but seating is limited -- please RSVP by 22 March to [email protected].
For further information:
please contact Jane Hawkes, Executive Producer/CJFVT at [email protected] or phone: (519) 473 6434.