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Weekly digital security round-up: Mac bugs and Android security

Each week, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) posts a digital security round-up — called BYOD. This week focuses on Mac bugs, Android security and DDoS attacks.

ANCIR | May 17, 2018

Amid declining press freedom worldwide, Canada and Ecuador offer signs of hope

Two case studies from Reporters Without Borders' annual World Press Freedom Index highlight trends in Ecuador and Canada that can improve the declining state of press freedom around the globe.

Naomi Harris | May 14, 2018

Weekly digital security round-up: Twitter bugs and media gagging

Each week, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) posts a digital security round-up — called BYOD — which we will occasionally republish on IJNet. 

ANCIR | May 11, 2018

Facing challenges, these organizations are working to improve press freedom in Colombia

In 2018, Colombia ranked 130th out of 180 countries on RSF's World Press Freedom Index. What are organizations doing to improve the state of press freedom in the country?

Ana Luisa González | May 07, 2018

Study highlights harassment, coping strategies of women journalists

A study conducted by the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin conducted a study examining the types of harassment women journalists face and their strategies for dealing with it.

Sherry Ricchiardi | May 01, 2018

Media women launch Press Forward to fight against sexual harassment in the newsroom

After connecting online in the wake of the #MeToo movement, a group of 13 current and former journalists formed Press Forward, an organization dedicated to fighting sexual harassment in the newsroom.

Taylor Mulcahey | April 24, 2018

By keeping investigative stories alive, Forbidden Stories offers protection from censorship

This organization is dedicated to keeping investigative stories alive, regardless of what happens to the journalists working on them, to overcome censorship and violence against journalists.

Taylor Mulcahey | April 17, 2018

Using journalism networks to reduce risks while reporting

Recent investigations have highlighted the power of cross-border collaboration to expose corruption and break high-profile stories. Here are some ways collaboration can also reduce journalists' risk.

Jacqueline Strzemp | April 03, 2018

Cameroonian journalists face ban on political reporting

In the run-up to senatorial elections, the government in Cameroon banned political reporting. Journalists are wrestling with how to move forward amidst new restrictions. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 23, 2018

TrollBusters: online pest control for women journalists

Inspired by her own history with harassment, journalist and professor Michelle Ferrier founded the website Trollbusters, which is dedicated to fighting online harassment against women journalists.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 20, 2018

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