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Will Mexico’s new president improve press security?

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) will become Mexico’s president in December. After a decade of increasing violence against journalists, will AMLO's presidency signal a better future?

Lisa Martine Jenkins | September 04, 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

Once a beacon of press freedom in the region, Australia’s proposed law threatens to silence journalists

Proposed reforms of Australia’s national security laws aimed at clamping down on government leaks have raised fears for press freedom in one of the Asia-Pacific’s most open democracies.

John Power | February 09, 2018

Venezuela: less freedoms, more journalism

Venezuela's digital media landscape is becoming stronger by the day. An overview of the innovative and award-winning reporting of the South American country.

Nilsa Varela Vargas | September 21, 2017

Brazil investigative congress seeks solutions to fake news, press freedom concerns

With trust in the media at an all-time low and press freedom seeing similar declines, what can be done? The 12th Congress of Investigative Journalism in São Paulo sought out answers.

Jéssica Cruz | September 20, 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

UNESCO publishes report on protecting journalism sources for World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day, a new study from UNESCO looks at the threats journalists and their sources face in the digital space — and the legal protections that exist to protect them.

Sam Berkhead | May 03, 2017

Consortium offers 'lifeline' for at-risk journalists

How journalists and news organizations working in high-risk environments can seek out the Lifeline Embattled CSO Fund for a variety of services.

Jacqueline Strzemp | April 12, 2017

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