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Improve your national security, terrorism reporting with these databases

The University of Maryland's START initiative and the Center on National Security offer helpful research and databases for journalists covering global terrorism and national security issues.

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 06, 2017

‘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

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

What 'selfie journalism' can bring to digital reporting

How Snapchat protects sources’ identity, Edward Snowden’s safer smartphone for journalists and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | July 22, 2016

Media coalition pushes to increase safety for freelance journalists

A coalition of news companies and journalist organizations is aiming to increase awareness of global safety standards for freelance journalists with a new website. 

Elyssa Pachico | June 28, 2016

Journalists in danger zones face harsh choice: death or self-censorship

Journalists throughout Latin America are being threatened, kidnapped and murdered. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra shares ways journalists can stay safe.

Jorge Luis Sierra | April 13, 2015