Journalists' Safety

Journalists' Safety


Colombian journalists face new challenges with digital attacks on the rise

ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra evaluated the safety of journalists at five online media organizations in Colombia using his risk assessment app Salama. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | September 28, 2015

140journos founder: 'Social media is like a zero-gravity zone' in Turkey’s harsh media climate

Engin Önder, managing partner at Turkish news site 140journos, has turned to social media as a reporting method in Turkey, where government and self-censorship is common.

Sam Berkhead | September 23, 2015

Media watchdogs release online safety resource for journalists covering Syria

The Syria Media Safety resource features 13 in-depth sections covering physical and digital safety, advice for obtaining emergency support and more. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | September 22, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: ANCIR editor named a finalist for global investigative journalism award

Investigative editor Khadija Sharife is up for the Global Shining Light Award, a crash course in cybersecurity from Kenya and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | September 18, 2015

Staying informed: IJNet introduces a journalism safety toolkit

Journalists can dive into IJNet's journalism safety toolkit to find resource articles and tips sheets on how to protect themselves in dangerous environments.

IJNet | August 24, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: Salama app lets journalists assess risk before entering conflict zones

An app to keep journalists safe in Mexico, a tracking tool for government spending, #CecilTheLion and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | August 21, 2015

Lantern and FireTweet apps combat government censorship on social media

How to access Twitter and Facebook despite government censorship, what we can learn from user experience research and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by CIMA.

IJNet | July 31, 2015

Brazil's latest reaction to racial attacks on social media shows evolution in media, society

After weather reporter Maria Júlia Coutinho experienced a racist attack on Facebook, the digital public and media organizations banned together to show support and demand greater equality. 

Kiratiana Freelon | July 29, 2015

Four documentaries about journalism in Mexico

These films explain the challenging contexts in which reporting occurs today in Mexico, one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | July 24, 2015

Online spaces for journalists to find advice and fellow freelancers

Web-based communities for journalists, why your car might become a digital platform for news and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | July 17, 2015