7 November 2017

Nigeria: Dart Names Abubakar Adam Ibrahim,13 Others Ochberg Fellows

The Dart Centre for Journalism has named Daily Trust's Abubakar Adam Ibrahim alongside 13 others for its 2018 Ochberg fellowship.

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism announced the recipients of the 2018 Ochberg Fellowship on Monday.

The Fellowship according to the website of the center said it was established in 1999 for journalists seeking to deepen their knowledge of trauma science and improve their reporting of traumatic events.

The Ochberg Fellowship is said to be awarded to outstanding senior and mid-career journalists working in all media who specialize in covering violence, conflict and tragedy on every scale, from street crime and family violence to natural disasters, war, conflict and genocide.

"This year's Ochberg fellows, chosen from an exceptionally competitive field, span six continents. The work of the 2018 Fellows amounts to a collective pushback against the corrosive tenor of the time.

"They share a unique commitment to plumbing the depths of violence, conflict and aftermath, reporting with courage and lucidity on the most challenging human experiences," said Bruce Shapiro, the Dart Center's executive director.

It said through seminars with leading experts in trauma science and journalism practitioners, the weeklong Fellowship offers journalists a unique opportunity to explore the many dimensions of psychological trauma.

They would also discuss ethical and craft challenges raised by their work; and to forge relationships with colleagues who share their interests and commitment.

The 2018 Dart Ochberg Fellows are:

Laila Al-Arian, Reporter and Senior Producer, Fault Lines, Al Jazeera English, Washington DC, USA

Hannah Dreier, Investigative Reporter, ProPublica, New York, USA

Maggie Fick, East Africa Deputy Bureau Chief, Reuters, Nairobi, Kenya

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Journalist, The Daily Trust, Abuja, Nigeria

Quique Kierszenbaum, Freelance Photographer and TV Correspondent, Jerusalem

Michele Mitchell, Documentary Producer and Director, New York, USA

Peter Nickeas, Crime Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Stephanie Nolen, Brazil Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Karen Percy, Senior News Reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Melbourne, Australia

Jake Price, Freelance Photographer and Filmmaker, New York, USA

Seen Hau Tham, Head of Content, KiniTV, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nick Turse, Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor, TomDispatch.com, New York, USA

Rossalyn Warren, Freelance Features and Investigative Reporter, London, UK

Joseph Zárate, Staff Writer and Editor, Etiqeta Negra, Lima, Peru

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