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Journalists' Safety

Once a beacon of press freedom in the region, Australia’s proposed law threatens to silence journalists

Proposed reforms of Australia’s national security laws aimed at clamping down on government leaks have raised fears for press freedom in one of the Asia-Pacific’s most open democracies.

John Power | February 09, 2018

Cuba’s emerging media: challenges, threats and opportunities

From 2001 to 2017, fourteen media organizations were launched in Cuba that are already having impact on and off the island. They all have one thing in common: their main objective is to do journalism.

Elaine Díaz Rodríguez | January 29, 2018

Truepic app lets journalists instantly verify images, videos

With its unique technology, Truepic allows its users to capture instantly verified images and videos — and journalists can use the service for free.

Sam Berkhead | December 22, 2017

UNESCO publication promotes safety programs for journalists

A UNESCO publication uses examples from around the world to highlight practices journalists can use to negotiate dangerous situations and stay safe. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 06, 2017

Pakistan's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on pursuing the truth in the face of opposition

Journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shares insights and advice from her Academy Award-winning career.

Sam Berkhead | November 09, 2017

6 tips for protecting your mental health when reporting on trauma

Traumatic events can be challenging to cover. The following techniques can help journalists build their own resiliency and learn how to report sensibly on trauma-related issues.

Arun Karki | November 01, 2017

4 tips for staying safe when covering disaster or unrest

Journalists are often tasked with covering dangerous and chaotic situations. Two Nepalese journalists, with experience covering protests and natural disasters, offer advice on how to stay safe. 

Arun Karki | October 23, 2017

ICFJ Knight Fellows share free digital tools that any newsroom can use

Steal our tools! Ahead of #ONA17, IJNet is launching a new toolkit with 30 tools for online journalists.

Sara Olstad | October 04, 2017

Amid targeted online harassment, Filipino news site takes steps to fight back

How Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of the Philippines' Rappler, is leading her newsroom's efforts to combat online harassment of women journalists.

Julie Posetti | September 12, 2017

How journalists can better approach victims of disaster

In the wake of two major hurricanes in the U.S., hundreds of journalists are on the ground seeking interviews with the victims. How can they approach these victims sensitively and humanely?

Lori Shontz | September 11, 2017

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