DABATEM in World Media

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Because DABATEM’s research on mass trauma has important mental health, human rights, legal, and political implications, its published findings are often of interest to the world media. Below is a selection of media interviews and articles on its research findings.



Radio interviews

BYU RADIO, The Morning Show. Torture’s psychological toll by Julie Rose, January 6, 2015.

BBC WORLD SERVICE: Psychological treatment for trauma caused by earthquakes by Claudia Hammond. April 27, 2011.

RADIO NEW ZEALAND: Metin Basoglu interview on Christchurch earthquake by Lloyd Scott. February 24, 2011.

HUNGARIAN STATE RADIO “MR1 Kossuth”: Challenge – themes the World disputes” by Judith Esti. March 26, 2010.

BAVARIAN RADIO 2: Folter und Propoganda, broadcast in program entitled “IQ Wissenschaftsmagazine (IQ Science Magazine), October 2, 2007.


Other media interviews

SCIENCE. Scientists to Trump: Torture doesn’t work by John Bohannan, January 27, 2017.

BBC: The secrets of extraordinary survivors by Michael Bond. August 14, 2015.

WIENER ZEITUNG: Folter ist ein Herrschaftsinstrument by Von Alexander U. Mathé. December 9, 2014.

THE TELEGRAPH: Trigger warnings: more harm than good? by Florence Waters. October 4, 2014.

NEW SCIENTIST: Beyond torture: the science of interrogation by Dan Jones. Vol. 205, no. 2750, 2010, p.40-43.

ABC NEWS: The lingering effects of torture by Devine Powell, Inside Science News Service, Washington. July 3, 2009.

EUREKALERT: Cruel and inhuman treatment causes more mental damage than physical torture. Press release, June 2, 2009.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Mental Trauma Rampant After China Earthquake by Audra Ang, May 27, 2008.

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Line between Torture and Cruelty by Nicholas Bakalar, March 6, 2007.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Ill Treatment May be as Traumatic as Torture by William J.  Kole, March 5, 2007.

AGENCE FRANCE PRESS: Mental Torture as Just as Damaging: Report by Louise Daily, March 6, 2007.

THE BOSTON GLOBE: Mental Torture is Just as Damaging as Physical Torture by Ishani Ganguli, March 12, 2007

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Psychological Torture Just as Bad, Study Finds by Alan Zarembo, March 6, 2007.

NATURE: Psychological Attack Ran High on Torture List by Heidi Ledford, March 5, 2007.

NEW SCIENTIST: Psychological Torture ‘as Bad as Physical Torture by Roxanne Khamsi, March 5, 2007.

SPIEGEL: Psychische Gewalt so verheerend wie kőrperkiche Folter by Von Vlad Georgescu, March 6, 2007

BBC BOSTON: The World. Radio interview on definition of torture by Jeb Sharp, March 3, 2007.

BBC NEWS: Simulator ‘Conquers Quake Stress’ February 25, 2007.

EXPRESSO (Portugal): Vencer o medo by Nelson Marques, 31 March, 2007.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Study Examines Stress After Balkan Wars by William J.  Kole, August 2, 2005.

CNN INTERNATIONAL: Mental health effects of the tsunami in Asia by Charles Hudson, January, 2005.


Selected media articles on DABATEM’s research

7/03/2007 WASHINGTON POST Mental, Physical Torture Inflict Similar Pain

16/02/2007 FINANCIAL TIMES Distress management

6/03/2007 REUTERS Impact of Physical, Mental Torture Similar: Study

12/03/2007 THE BOSTON GLOBE Mental Torture Is Just As Damaging As Physical Torture

USA TODAY Experts Want New Definition of Torture

5/03/2007 HUFFINGTON POST WIRES Experts Want New Definition of Torture

6/3/2007 ST.PERTERSBURG TIMES Study links detentions to torture

6/03/2007 SFGATE.COM Mental abuse as traumatic as physical torture, study says

5/03/2007 CBS NEWS Study: Broader Torture Definitions Needed

5/03/2007 MSNBC NEWS Ill Treatment May be As Traumatic As Torture

6/03/2007 PRAVDA Provocative new study underscores need for broader definition of torture

6/03/2007 KANSAS CITY INFOZINE Physical and Psychological Torture Causes Same Mental Suffering

5/03/2007 EUREKALERT Physical And Psychological Torture Have Similar Mental Effects

5/03/2007 NEWSVINE.COM Psychological torture ‘as bad as physical torture’

5/03/2007 NEWSWISE Psychological Torture Seems to Cause as Much Mental Suffering as Physical Torture

6/03/2007 SCIENCE DAILY Psychological And Physical Torture Have Similar Mental Effects

5/03/2007 SIGN ON SAN DIEGO.COM Experts say new study underscores need for broader definition of torture

7/03/2007THE HINDU Psychological and physical torture have similar mental effects

6/03/2007 THE MONEY TIMES Mental and Physical Torture Inflict Similar Trauma

8/03/2007 SPIRITINDIA.COM Mental suffering of psychological torture equals to physical torture

24/02/2007 BBC NEWS Simulator ‘conquers quake stress’

6/03/2007 WELT ONLINE Seelische Folter ähnlich verheerend wie körperliche

5/03/2007 CANARIAS 7 La tortura psicológica daña tanto como la tortura física

17/03/2007 DEUTSCHE WELLE – WORLD.DE El maltrato psicológico es tan devastador como la tortura física

5/03/2007 CARACOL RADIO La tortura psicológica daña tanto como la tortura física

8-21/04/2007 LAS NOTICIAS DE PANAMA Tortura ¿nunca más?

5/03/2007 NOTICIAS.TERRA.COM.BR Tortura psicológica prejudica tanto quanto a física

27/02/2007 BBC BRASIL Simulador de terremoto pode ajudar vítimas a superar trauma

26/02/2007 NOTICIAS TERRA.COM.BR Criado simulador para sobreviventes de terremoto

6/03/2007 NOUVEL OBS La torture morale fait aussi mal que la torture physique

29/03/2007 PEACELINK Tortura: mai piu’?

14/03/2007 NTV Ruhsal işkence fiziksel kadar sarsıcı

6/03/2007 REFORMATORISCH DAGBLAD „Verbiedt geestelijke foltering”

25/02/2007 BBC INDONESIA Cara ‘atasi stres akibat gempa’

27/02/2007 SÀIGÒN GIAI PHÓNG ONLINE Nhà chữa chứng “stress hậu động đất”

2/6/2009 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Study: Cruel treatment worse than torture

3/7/2009 ABC NEWS The Lingering Effects of Torture

2/6/2009 EUROKALERT Cruel and inhuman treatment causes more mental damage than physical torture

2/6/2009 SCIENCE DAILY Cruel And Inhuman Treatment Causes More Mental Damage Than Physical Torture

2/6/2009 PSYCHOLOGY TODAY Torture research: New research shows what really makes torture hurt

3/6/2009 TOP NEWS Cruel, inhuman treatment more harmful for mental health than physical torture



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