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Ukraine war

Trauma-aware reporting is 'powerful act against violence'

Experts discuss media's role in war at Nikkei journalism symposium

Panelists discuss the challenges of covering conflicts accurately at the "The Future of Journalism" symposium in Tokyo on July 2. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- Sensitivity to those who experience trauma is becoming essential to reporting on wars and crises, an expert from a U.S. journalism school told a Tokyo symposium on Saturday, stressing that such journalism is "a powerful act of refusal against violence."

Journalists and scholars shared their experiences and insights at "The Future of Journalism" forum organized by Nikkei, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Keio University's Institute for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies.

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