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Journalists' Safety

Advice for journalists working with traumatic imagery

Journalists are increasingly subject to graphic, potentially traumatic images in their line of work. Here's what reporters and their managers need to know as a result.

Clothilde Goujard | April 11, 2017

When should photojournalists intervene while reporting breaking news?

Is it ever a photojournalist's responsibility to step in and help their subjects in need? South African photojournalist James Oatway shared his thoughts.

Mandla Chinula | April 06, 2017

UNESCO publishes timely primer for covering terrorism

How journalists can use UNESCO's "Terrorism and the Media" handbook to aid their reporting on terrorist attacks.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 05, 2017

Tips for staying safe while covering violent protests

Given recent cases of aggression against journalists covering protests and other unrest, here's a look at some essential safety practices to remember.

Jorge Luis Sierra | March 30, 2017

Insurance plan offers protection for freelancers and fixers in dangerous environments

How freelancers, fixers and reporters everywhere can use Insurance for Journalists, an inexpensive insurance policy designed with journalists in mind.

Daria Sukharchuk | March 21, 2017

16 free digital tools that any newsroom can use

Steal our tools! Ahead of the 2017 NICAR conference, try out these 16 online tools from the ICFJ Knight Fellows.

Sara Olstad | March 03, 2017

At-risk journalists can turn to 'Emergencies Response Team' for help

The Committee to Protect Journalists has launched a new team meant to help journalists operating in some of the world's most dangerous areas, alongside a report describing the risks faced by media workers. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 24, 2017

‘Salama’ app helps to keep journalists safe

ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra created Salama, a free risk assessment app, to help journalists mitigate digital and physical security threats.

Jorge Luis Sierra | February 17, 2017

Tips and resources for covering terrorism

Reporting on terrorism and terrorist attacks poses a number of acute challenges to journalists. Here are free resources that can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 14, 2017

Lessons from Russia: How fake news and misinformation distract journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow John Kluver discusses how, in the age of misinformation, fact-checking creates an added layer of work and risk for journalists.

John Kluver | February 02, 2017

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