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Journalists' Safety

Amid targeted online harassment, Filipino news site takes steps to fight back

How Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of the Philippines' Rappler, is leading her newsroom's efforts to combat online harassment of women journalists.

Julie Posetti | September 12, 2017

How journalists can better approach victims of disaster

In the wake of two major hurricanes in the U.S., hundreds of journalists are on the ground seeking interviews with the victims. How can they approach these victims sensitively and humanely?

Lori Shontz | September 11, 2017

Journalism safety wiki tracks press freedom groups worldwide

A new website allows journalists to compare and contrast organizations worldwide that aim to protect media workers from threats.

Taylor Mulcahey | September 06, 2017

How newsrooms can fight online harassment targeting female journalists

For many female journalists writing sensitive stories, it's become standard to expect a wave of anonymous, online abuse in response to their work. How can newsrooms fight back?

Sherry Ricchiardi | September 05, 2017

Free web hosting service aims to protect journalists from cyberattacks

Tech organization eQualit.ie offers a range of services (including free web hosting) to protect media organizations, advocacy groups, and others who aren't equipped to protect themselves from cyberattacks. 

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 23, 2017

Project Shield offers free protection for independent news sites

If you're a small, independent news publisher, you don't have to spend a fortune protecting your website from cyberattacks: apply at Project Shield and you may qualify for free online protection.

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 22, 2017

Cyberattacks are getting worse – are you protected?

Cyberattacks can do more than take down your website for a few hours (or days) — they could also end up costing you a fortune. More than ever, journalists need to know how to protect themselves. 

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 21, 2017

The vocabulary every journalist should know for cyberattacks

Whether you’re a journalist, activist, or entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ll face a cyberattack at least once in your career. Here's the key vocabulary you'll need to know when dealing with these attacks.

Dave LaFontaine | August 21, 2017

How journalists can detect electronic surveillance

With surveillance of journalists on the rise virtually everywhere, protect yourself and your sources with these tips.

Jorge Luis Sierra | August 11, 2017

How photojournalists can protect themselves in risky environments

When covering conflict zones, protests and other high-risk environments, photojournalists often stand out the most. These tips can help you protect yourself while out on assignment.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 09, 2017

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