Specialized Reporting

Specialized Reporting

Worldwatch offers tools for Copenhagen coverage

The Worldwatch Institute, an environmental policy research organization, has made available a set of tools for journalists covering the Copenhagen climate change conference, currently underway. The resouces seek to educate members of the media.

Brian Dabbs | December 09, 2009

Understanding the Philippines massacre

On November 23, reporters in the Philippines endured the deadliest single attack on journalists anywhere in the world. According to the latest reports, 29 journalists were assassinated along with 28 civilians in Maguindanao province.

Chatrine Siswoyo, IJNet Writer | December 04, 2009

World AIDS Day 2009: Reporting on HIV/AIDS

On World AIDS Day 2009, we are grateful for the many journalists around the world reporting on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The following are just a few useful resources to help inform your reporting. If you know of additional resources for reporting on HIV/AIDS, please share them below!

Jessica Weiss | December 01, 2009

New guide available on conflict and abuse reporting

Journalists reporting in conflict zones should refer to a new guide for tips on covering conflict and abuse, written by veteran broadcast reporter and current employee of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Jaldeep Katwala.

Brian Dabbs | November 30, 2009

Journalist leads mission to expand health coverage in Kenya

According to journalism trainer Rachel Jones, expanding coverage of health issues in Kenya was “really just a question of taking the initiative."

Brian Dabbs, IJNet Writer | November 04, 2009

Program aims to 'train environmental journalists with a multimedia mentality'

In Latin America, environmental journalists aren’t just learning how to report on land use, water resources, biodiversity and other aspects of sustainable development in the region. They are also learning to improve their multimedia journalism techniques to enhance their stories.

Monica Bentivegna, IJNet Spanish Editor | October 22, 2009

Online resources aim to help humanitarian journalists

Journalists who cover humanitarian emergencies can access a variety of resources online through the Reuters AlertNet site for journalists. The interactive material aims to provide new perspectives and enhance journalists' stories with more detail.

Jessica Weiss | October 07, 2009

As flu moves south, reporters worldwide brace for challenges, unknowns

More than two months after the first case of the H1N1 virus was reported in Mexico, "swine flu" remains front-page news - now predominantly in the Southern Hemisphere, where many countries are just at the beginning of the winter flu season.

Meanwhile, journalists in the North continue to receive criticism for coverage deemed, in hindsight, to be alarmist and over-the-top.

Jessica Weiss, IJNet Editor | July 06, 2009

New Centre aims to promote media in a fledgling democracy

In Bhutan, a tiny landlocked country (estimated population: 691,141) surrounded by India and China, a rapidly modernizing civil society is beginning to take steps to promote democratic media.

Jessica Weiss, IJNet Editor | May 28, 2009

Tips for journalists covering swine flu

Nieman Reports, part of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, has published a comprehensive resource for journalists about coverage of a pandemic flu, available at

Jessica Weiss | April 29, 2009