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Five journalists share their hopes for press freedom in 2016

After a tough year for press freedom worldwide, five journalists working across the globe share their hopes for journalism in 2016 and beyond.

Sam Berkhead | January 05, 2016

How to create social content that isn't 'dead in the water'

Expand your reach on Twitter, how social media censorship is hurting publishers in Bangladesh and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | December 04, 2015

HackPack connects freelancers, fixers and editors to publish independent media coverage

With a growing number of news organizations downsizing their global operations, HackPack looks to foster a “market network” to link these outlets to freelancers and fixers around the world.

Sam Berkhead | November 30, 2015

How Metrography aims to bring Iraqi photojournalism to the forefront

Metrography editor in chief Stefano Carini and cofounder Sebastian Meyer discuss the ways in which their organization helps bring local Iraqi photographers' work to the global media.

Abbey Adkison | November 27, 2015

Six worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in December

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in December.

IJNet | November 23, 2015

World Press Photo and Everyday Africa create new database for African photojournalists

With the African Photojournalism Database, visual journalists across Africa will be able to access more opportunities and outlets for their work in the international media sphere.

Sam Berkhead | November 12, 2015

Why some promising freelance platforms fail

Freelancers and publishers question what's at the root of sites like Contributoria shuttering doors. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | October 19, 2015

Italian analyst straddles dueling roles in journalism and research across Africa

Based in Africa for the last 12 years, Emilio E. Manfredi has published pieces in major global outlets and taken on research projects for human rights groups. Here's how he balances both gigs. 

Les Neuhaus | October 02, 2015

Media watchdogs release online safety resource for journalists covering Syria

The Syria Media Safety resource features 13 in-depth sections covering physical and digital safety, advice for obtaining emergency support and more. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | September 22, 2015

Staying informed: IJNet introduces a journalism safety toolkit

Journalists can dive into IJNet's journalism safety toolkit to find resource articles and tips sheets on how to protect themselves in dangerous environments.

IJNet | August 24, 2015

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