Journalists' Safety

Journalists' Safety

Five tips for journalists reporting abroad

In the latest IJNet Live chat, two reporters shared their advice on preparing for a reporting assignment abroad, staying safe overseas, finding fixers and more.

Margaret Looney | February 08, 2013

A new toolkit for journalists covering human rights issues

Internews recently released a web resource titled "Speak up, speak out: A toolkit for reporting on human rights issues." Here are IJNet's main takeaways.

Margaret Looney | March 23, 2012

Five ways to improve media aid

In many countries, media development organizations train journalists, launch reporting projects and help build media institutions. What impact do they have, and how could they be more effective?

Jennifer Dorroh | February 06, 2012

Ten tips for citizen journalists from Cairo's "Tweet Nadwa"

Tweet Nadwa connects the virtual and real worlds of bloggers, writers and activists at the Tahrir Lounge in Cairo and around the globe via Twitter. IJNet followed the most recent one and took away these tips for citizen journalists.

Mohammad Al abdallah | September 01, 2011

Advice from an independent newspaper publisher: "Never give up, never surrender"

Digital media entrepreneurs struggling to survive can take inspiration from the story of an independent newspaper publisher in a country of the former Soviet Union.

James Breiner | August 12, 2011

Foreign correspondent jobs: expert tips on how to prepare

By many accounts, it’s becoming more dangerous to work as a foreign correspondent: 80 journalists are killed in the line of duty every year and many more are attacked or jailed. IJNet offers nine tips to keep in mind when covering news in far-flung places.

مي اليان | July 19, 2011

YouTube channel honors slain journalists

A YouTube channel launched to honor fallen journalists has already received more than 70 video submissions. Video tributes have been uploaded from Greece, Thailand and Mexico.

Dana Liebelson | May 17, 2011

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