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April 12 2012

02:26

Dart Society Benefit and Auction May 17

Dart Society Invitation

The Dart Society will be holding a benefit and auction at the gallery 25CPW in New York City on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 6 p.m. The benefit will honor Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists, photojournalist Lynsey Addario, and writer and documentarian Sebastian Junger for their commitment to excellence and compassion in the coverage of conflict, trauma and social injustice.

Tickets to the event, which will feature live and silent auctions of photography and books by Dart Society members and their colleagues, are $75 for one ticket and $100 for two. Auction items may be viewed here. Proceeds from ticket sales and auction items will be used to support the Dart Society’s outreach programs to journalists covering trauma and to support Dart Society Reports, which showcases the best work in trauma journalism.

Please click on the invitation above (or here) to purchase tickets or to make a donation; if you’d like to send a check, visit the Dart Society website.

November 26 2009

10:16

CPJ: Maguindanao death toll worst for press in recent history

The massacre in the Philippine province of Maguindanao on Monday (23 November ‘appears to be the single deadliest event for the press’ since it started recording data in 1992, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported yesterday.

“The New York Times and The Associated Press reported today that at least 18 of the victims have been preliminarily identified as journalists. The overall death toll rose to 57 today, news reports said. Searchers were still discovering bodies and establishing identities. CPJ is working with local and international media support groups to extend assistance to the families of those slain on Monday.”

“Even as we tally the dead in this horrific massacre, our initial research indicates that this is the deadliest single attack on the press ever documented by CPJ,” said executive director Joel Simon.

Full post at this link…

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