Journalists' Safety

Journalists' Safety

Journalist for independent news site faces criminal trial [Thailand]

The Thai government is prosecuting the site's webmaster and director, known as Jiew, for critical comments that users posted about Thailand's monarchy.

Nicole Martinelli | February 02, 2011

Report: High number of journalists targeted by kidnappers in 2010

Journalism is a dangerous profession in many parts of the world, concludes a 2010 report by Reporters Without Borders. In the past year, 51 journalists were kidnapped or used as bargaining chips.

Dana Liebelson | January 11, 2011

10 tips for reporting conflict and abuse

Journalist Jaldeep Katwala offers 10 tips on how to cover stories in conflict zones. Katwala, who has covered conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says that reporting on conflict and abuse is complex and that the way facts are revealed often does not provide the level of understanding the situation demands.

Jaldeep Katwala, Media Helping Media | December 15, 2010

Killing the news: Stories go untold as Latin American journalists die

Since January, nine Mexican journalists have been murdered and another eight have been kidnapped and remain missing for a...

Tyler Bridges, Impunity Project Evaluation Report | December 13, 2010

In the wake of Haiti disaster, Dart Center says newsroom support is key

In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, news bureaus and wire services are reassessing how to keep their offices efficient through crisis and best communicate with journalists in the field in disaster areas.

Sasha Turrentine, IJNet Writer | March 01, 2010

Resources available for covering Haiti

Poynter’s News University has made a list of resources available for journalists traveling to Haiti or looking for the local angle to cover the news about the country's devastating earthquake.

Jessica Weiss | January 20, 2010

Understanding the Philippines massacre

On November 23, reporters in the Philippines endured the deadliest single attack on journalists anywhere in the world. According to the latest reports, 29 journalists were assassinated along with 28 civilians in Maguindanao province.

Chatrine Siswoyo, IJNet Writer | December 04, 2009

Russian journalist reacts to Politkovskaya verdict

The trial in the murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, killed in Moscow on October 7, 2006, ended February 19, in a result that shocked and saddened many of her friends and colleagues from across the world: all four suspects were acquitted and set free.

Alexander Yakhontov, Russian IJNet Editor | February 26, 2009