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‘Salama’ app helps to keep journalists safe

ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra created Salama, a free risk assessment app, to help journalists mitigate digital and physical security threats.

Jorge Luis Sierra | February 17, 2017

CPJ issues media safety advisory for covering US presidential inauguration

Ahead of the 2017 U.S. presidential inauguration, the Committee to Protect Journalists has released a set of safety guidelines for journalists planning to cover the event — an unprecedented move.

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 19, 2017

Top media trends to watch out for in 2017

After 2016, a year of flux and upheaval in journalism, take a look at some of our predictions for journalism trends in 2017. 

Elyssa Pachico | January 05, 2017

How photojournalists can be less intimidating on assignment

For photojournalists working in public areas or high-risk situations, keeping a low profile is especially important. Photographers from AFP, the Associated Press and more share their tips.

Mandla Chinula | November 21, 2016

The basics of phishing attacks: What journalists need to know to stay safe

Understanding how hackers operate is the first step to protecting your phone or computer from a cyberattack. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | October 26, 2016

U.N. human rights council takes steps to protect journalists

The U.N.’s new resolution to safeguard journalists, Facebook’s editorial responsibilities and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | September 30, 2016

Medill School guide educates student journalists on conflict reporting dangers

The James W. Foley Guide on Journalists’ Safety will, for the first time, bring the realities of conflict reporting to student journalists.

Dena Levitz | August 23, 2016

Why I’m using a battlefield simulator to train journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra has developed a simulator that uses audio taken from actual battles between drug traffickers and military units in Mexico.

Jorge Luis Sierra | August 19, 2016

Secure messaging apps: The pros and cons of each platform

Messaging apps are the new front line in ensuring secure communications between journalists, sources and contacts. Here are several different options and their pros and cons.

Christopher Guess | July 06, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Investigative journalism tools “stolen” at conference

Knight Fellows speak at IRE, Pakistani news station adopts Facebook Live and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Sara Olstad | July 01, 2016

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