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Journalists' Safety

When interviewing trauma victims, proceed with caution and compassion

How can journalists get the full story of a traumatic event without bringing more harm to their interview subjects? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | November 07, 2016

How DDoS attacks affect journalists — and why that matters

Understanding the threat of DDoS attacks, newsrooms’ increasingly complex legal situation and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | October 28, 2016

The basics of phishing attacks: What journalists need to know to stay safe

Understanding how hackers operate is the first step to protecting your phone or computer from a cyberattack. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | October 26, 2016

For journalists battling censorship, focus on people, not politics

Four tips for journalists looking to innovate in countries with strong censorship laws based on ICFJ Knight Fellow John Kluver's experiences in Russia and Kazakhstan. 

John Kluver | October 24, 2016

Two new tools aim to make sharing audio easier

How to share audio using Audiograms and Shortcut, a new Latin American cybersecurity tool and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | October 21, 2016

Free tool launches to simplify FOIA for journalists

How the FOIA Wiki can help journalists access information, media censorship in Kashmir and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | October 07, 2016

U.N. human rights council takes steps to protect journalists

The U.N.’s new resolution to safeguard journalists, Facebook’s editorial responsibilities and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | September 30, 2016

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

Why I’m using a battlefield simulator to train journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra has developed a simulator that uses audio taken from actual battles between drug traffickers and military units in Mexico.

Jorge Luis Sierra | August 19, 2016

Tanzania offers lessons for journalists facing censorship

In Tanzania, journalists are working to find a balance between being cautious about stories and avoiding self-censorship.

Omar Mohammed | August 09, 2016

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