The War Within: The Plight of Mexican Journalists

Friday, March 30, 2012

A new study on the psychological health of Mexican journalists underscores the deadly 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 very 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.

Join us on Friday, 30 March, at 6:30 pm in Massey College’s Upper Library at 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto M5S 2E1

Admission is free but seating is limited.
Please RSVP no later than 22 March to [email protected]

For further info, please contact Jane Hawkes, Executive Producer/CJFVT at [email protected] or phone: (519) 473 6434. Donations gratefully received to support the Forum’s projects promoting the safety of journalists in Canada and abroad.