Violence and stress at work in the performing arts and in journalism

Sabir Giga, Helge Hoel, Cary Cooper

Research output: Working paper


This review aims to identify issues relating to violence and stress affecting employees working in the media and the performing arts, covering a variety of jobs including acting, dancing, musical performance, media work and front-line journalism.

The scope of this research includes dancers, actors and other live performers such as circus performers, and media workers such as front-line journalists in the equation. It should be noted that there are a variety of professions represented in these areas and that the nature of violence and stress is likely to be dependent on specific occupations and the unusual circumstances they may impose on individuals.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInternational Labour Organization
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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