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WITNESS releases guidelines for ethically using eyewitness video footage

What do journalists need to know before using eyewitness footage as part of their coverage? A new guide from WITNESS breaks down the most important ethical issues.

Sam Berkhead | January 25, 2016

How social media improves disaster journalism in the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the social media capitals of the world. Recently, its citizens have taken their love for social media a step further, using it to report the news and spread information.

Makoi Popioco | December 17, 2015

'Publishing for Peanuts' report provides guide for innovating media startups worldwide

The Open Society Foundations and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs report highlights best practices for journalism startups, looking at 35 media startups around the globe.

Kristen Grennan, Columbia University, SIPA | November 25, 2015
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ICFJ Knight roundup: Vatican Radio highlights The 19 Million Project to tell refugees' stories

Vatican Radio speaks to former ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariana Santos, Impact Africa offers a new opportunity for journalists and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | November 13, 2015

Q&A with Zaina Erhaim: Teaching citizen journalists to survive in Syria

For Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, safety is never guaranteed. She recently spoke with IJNet about how she reports on the violence of her country and teaches fellow citizens to do the same.

Sam Berkhead | November 02, 2015

Interactive Yo Quiero Saber game makes decision-making easy for voters

HacksLabs grantee Yo Quiero Saber allows Argentine citizens a clear and easy way to see which political candidates share their views.

Federico Ricciardi | September 15, 2015

GkillCity offers Ecuadorians a reprieve from polarized news media

A digital news platform based in Ecuador, GkillCity reports without an agenda and empowers citizens to become more informed and aware.

Jefferson Mok | August 26, 2015

El Cambur fills news gap in Venezuela by focusing on the political center

Digital media platform El Cambur offers objective news reporting to the 40 percent of Venezuelans who do not hold strong pro- or anti-government views.

Jefferson Mok | August 26, 2015

Grassroots sources for journalists to start covering the 2016 Olympic Games now

Journalists around the world don’t have to wait until next year to start covering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Follow these sources for the latest info on issues surrounding the global event.

Kiratiana Freelon | August 07, 2015

How citizen journalists can report in remote or underserved communities

Working with the Vital Voices for Health project, Akpeji shared these tips and more with citizens looking to cover their community in Nigeria. 

Babatunde Akpeji | July 28, 2015

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