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Safety Advisories

CPJ Safety Advisory: The Mosul offensive and psychological injury

A child looks at a U.S. soldier in Mosul, November 17, 2008 (AP/Petros Giannakouris)


The military campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group, known as the Mosul offensive, has resumed with Iraqi forces engaged in a second phase attempting to take further neighborhoods in eastern parts of the city. A number of journalists, freelancers and staffers, remain in Northern Iraq and travel up to the frontlines daily. The Emergencies Response Team (ERT) at the Committee to Protect Journalists has issued the following advisory for journalists covering or planning to cover the Mosul offensive.

January 6, 2017 4:03 PM ET

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Stressed out: How should newsrooms handle trauma?

A TV crew reports on the shooting in Colorado from a parking lot across the street. (AFP/Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)

The rampage inside a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 people and injured dozens more is the most recent reminder that a journalist anywhere can face sudden, great emotional stress. Any story involving tragedy--from domestic violence to natural disasters--can inflict an emotional toll on field journalists. The very empathy that makes a journalist a good storyteller puts him or her at risk.

July 27, 2012 1:49 PM ET

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