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Staying informed: IJNet introduces a journalism safety toolkit

Staying informed: IJNet introduces a journalism safety toolkit

IJNet | August 24, 2015

Journalists worldwide consistently face physical and digital attacks. Because of the risks journalists face in the field, we've made covering safety topics one of our top priorities.

This week, we’re debuting a journalism safety toolkit built on the data publishing platform Silk. Throughout the toolkit, you’ll find IJNet's resource articles and tips sheets on how to protect yourself in tough environments — be it physical safety or digital security. Many of the articles are translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian and Chinese, so you can share them with a broader community. We’ve also compiled a list of helpful handbooks and guides from other organizations whose missions revolve around keeping journalists out of harm’s way.

More than ever before, journalism safety is becoming a top priority across the media development scene. As additional resources become available, we want you to share them with IJNet and the journalism community. If you see a handbook or helpful organization missing from the “Other resources” section of the toolkit, email us. We’ll be sure to add the suggested link to the list so it becomes a comprehensive guide.

Check out the toolkit by clicking here.

Below, international journalist, media trainer and frequent IJNet contributor Sherry Ricchiardi explains how journalists can take three simple steps to better protect themselves in the field.

Main image CC-licensed by Flickr via Steve Koukoulas.

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