Journalists' Safety

Journalists' Safety

IWMF responds to security concerns about new app Reporta

Critics felt the app might be compromised by hackers such as government agents or criminal groups who stalk journalists and their sources. IWMF Executive Director Elisa Muñoz responds. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | October 09, 2015

Italian analyst straddles dueling roles in journalism and research across Africa

Based in Africa for the last 12 years, Emilio E. Manfredi has published pieces in major global outlets and taken on research projects for human rights groups. Here's how he balances both gigs. 

Les Neuhaus | October 02, 2015

New app Reporta provides safety net for journalists operating in danger zones

The International Women’s Media Foundation's security app lets journalists check in with contacts and signal emergencies from their mobile phones.

Sherry Ricchiardi | September 29, 2015

Journalist of the month: Kiarinna Parisi Pedrá

Venezuelan journalist of the month Kiarinna Parisi Pedrá began her journalism career in her native country before landing a position with Univision in Atlanta.

IJNet | September 29, 2015

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