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African journalists must do more to protect themselves online

ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru lists three areas of focus and six resources that African journalists can use to increase their online safety. 

Catherine Gicheru | January 26, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: impactAFRICA offers US$500,000 to fund data-driven stories

impactAFRICA launches competition for data-driven stories, Costa Rican voters get a new app to vet candidates, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | January 25, 2016
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What the global open data index shows about Africa

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh looks at the Open Knowledge Foundation's 2015 global open data index to measure African countries' performance on increasing government transparency. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | January 20, 2016

How Coda Story will add continuity to crisis coverage one story at a time

Coda Story, a nonprofit startup, will stay in crisis zones for up to a year after most journalists have left. Here's how they're reinventing the wheel of digital journalism.

Ashley Nguyen | January 19, 2016

How an Italian data journalism collaboration investigated dark money across Europe

Andrea Nelson Mauro of DataNinja.it explains how Confiscati Bene, an Italian data journalism project, investigated the EUR4 billion of confiscated goods seized across the European Union each year.

Andrea Nelson Mauro | January 15, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Knight Fellow criticizes Sean Penn, says Mexican reporters face real danger

Garza Ramos weighs in on Sean Penn's visit to El Chapo; a podcast on legal resources for reporters in Africa; and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | January 15, 2016

Advice for journalists covering sexual assault stories

In the wake of several high-profile sexual assault stories in the media, a National Press Club panel discussed the best practices for journalists covering this often-sensitive topic.

Sam Berkhead | January 14, 2016

ProPublica launches 'dark web' version of its site to preserve anonymity for readers

ProPublica launches the first news site on the "dark web," the debut of livestreaming tool MeVee, and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the CIMA. 

IJNet | January 08, 2016

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

With Ojo Público, Peruvian journalist Oscar Castilla makes the leap from print to digital

After spending 12 years at one of Peru's top newspapers, Oscar Castilla decided to launch Ojo Público, an online publication. Since its founding, Ojo Público has seen noteworthy success.

James Breiner | December 24, 2015

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