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In the recent clashes between police and protesters, many professionals such as social workers, ambulancemen and journalists witnessed the scenes of violence while performing their duties. Some might even become the targets of attacks. Mental health of these professionals, like others at the scene, warrants special attention. Comparing with other sectors, the workplace culture and inadequate organisational support of the journalism industry have hindered journalists from facing their psychological trauma, which make the problem particularly complicated.
The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.