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Journalists' Safety

Cyberattacks are getting worse – are you protected?

Cyberattacks can do more than take down your website for a few hours (or days) — they could also end up costing you a fortune. More than ever, journalists need to know how to protect themselves. 

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 21, 2017

The vocabulary every journalist should know for cyberattacks

Whether you’re a journalist, activist, or entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ll face a cyberattack at least once in your career. Here's the key vocabulary you'll need to know when dealing with these attacks.

Dave LaFontaine | August 21, 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

Q&A with Adriane Ohanesian: Finding success in freelance photojournalism

Adriane Ohanesian, a freelance photojournalist who has worked in challenging environments like South Sudan, Somalia, Myanmar and Burundi, shares insights from her award-winning career so far.

Mandla Chinula | July 31, 2017

Tips for combating gender-based harassment in the newsroom

In many countries, women in journalism still face significant discrimination for their work. These tips and guidelines can help female journalists mitigate this issue.

Sherry Ricchiardi | July 11, 2017

European Journalism Centre launches Facebook safety guide for journalists

For journalists using Facebook for their work, taking the proper security measures is key. This new guide from the European Journalism Centre and the Facebook Journalism Project outlines what you need to know.

Taylor Mulcahey | June 26, 2017

How journalists with few resources can protect their websites

A number of inexpensive tools can help increase digital security for journalists around the world. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | June 22, 2017

On the front lines: Documentary goes inside the life of an international freelancer

How documentary filmmaker Santiago Bertolino produced a film that looks at the excitement, and challenges, of reporting internationally as a freelance journalist.

Clothilde Goujard | May 30, 2017

IJNet Live: Finding your footing as an international freelancer

Join IJNet for a live chat on Monday, June 5 at 12 p.m. EDT as we discuss tips and strategies for finding success as an international freelancer with real-life freelancers based around the world.

Sam Berkhead | May 22, 2017

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