From 'fake news' to 'enemies of the people', anti-media rhetoric is impacting journalism around the world.
Hostility towards the media from political leaders such as US President Donald Trump has normalised and incited intimidation and violence in regions where journalism was once safest.
Under Attack is an interactive room-scale virtual reality experience inviting the user to step into the role of a journalist covering a street protest in the midst of escalating violence. The narrative outcome of the story is driven by the emotions of the user, which are tracked using state-of-the-art biometric technology.
We have two goals with this project. Firstly, to raise public awareness about the unprecedented level of fear and danger journalists are facing in the field. Secondly, this innovative narrative experience is being further developed to help train journalists, and others who work in dangerous environments.
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