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Journalists' Safety

Despite advances, violence against journalists in Colombia persists

Last year, violence against Colombia's journalists rose by 40 percent. Pedro Vaca, director of FLIP, explains what can be done to reduce this aggression.

Anna-Catherine Brigida | February 16, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Last week to submit nominations for international journalism award

A final reminder for 2016 Knight Awards nominations, Code for South Africa's new data school and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | February 12, 2016

How journalists can protect their mental and emotional health while covering traumatic events

Covering tragedy is a big part of many journalists' job description — but it often comes at the expense of their mental health. Here are some resources to alleviate this stress and trauma.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 08, 2016

How eyeWitness to Atrocities empowers journalists to record evidence of international crimes

Bridging the gap between eyewitnesses, journalists and authorities, eyeWitness to Atrocities enables users to capture and share footage with legal experts.

Jessica Weiss | February 03, 2016

Why encryption doesn’t need to be an obstacle

Encryption is important for journalists worldwide. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra breaks through the complexities of encryption systems to give readers a user-friendly guide to encryption tools. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | February 02, 2016

African journalists must do more to protect themselves online

ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru lists three areas of focus and six resources that African journalists can use to increase their online safety. 

Catherine Gicheru | January 26, 2016

Five tools to protect your social media accounts

Are your social media accounts safe from hackers and other cybersecurity threats? Keep your information protected with these five tools.

Marat Raimkhanov | January 21, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Knight Fellow criticizes Sean Penn, says Mexican reporters face real danger

Garza Ramos weighs in on Sean Penn's visit to El Chapo; a podcast on legal resources for reporters in Africa; and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | January 15, 2016

How the Charlie Hebdo attack has changed free speech in France and the US

One year after the attack that killed 12 journalists at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, media professionals and free speech advocates discuss what has changed in its aftermath.

Sam Berkhead | January 08, 2016

ProPublica launches 'dark web' version of its site to preserve anonymity for readers

ProPublica launches the first news site on the "dark web," the debut of livestreaming tool MeVee, and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the CIMA. 

IJNet | January 08, 2016

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