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Journalists' Safety

By keeping investigative stories alive, Forbidden Stories offers protection from censorship

This organization is dedicated to keeping investigative stories alive, regardless of what happens to the journalists working on them, to overcome censorship and violence against journalists.

Taylor Mulcahey | April 17, 2018

Using journalism networks to reduce risks while reporting

Recent investigations have highlighted the power of cross-border collaboration to expose corruption and break high-profile stories. Here are some ways collaboration can also reduce journalists' risk.

Jacqueline Strzemp | April 03, 2018

Cameroonian journalists face ban on political reporting

In the run-up to senatorial elections, the government in Cameroon banned political reporting. Journalists are wrestling with how to move forward amidst new restrictions. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 23, 2018

TrollBusters: online pest control for women journalists

Inspired by her own history with harassment, journalist and professor Michelle Ferrier founded the website Trollbusters, which is dedicated to fighting online harassment against women journalists.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 20, 2018

Media entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico tell stories of struggle, resilience in wake of Hurricane Maria

Three entrepreneurial journalists tell their stories of resilience and how they continued their outlet's operations despite the hurricane.

José Hernández Falcón | February 15, 2018

Once a beacon of press freedom in the region, Australia’s proposed law threatens to silence journalists

Proposed reforms of Australia’s national security laws aimed at clamping down on government leaks have raised fears for press freedom in one of the Asia-Pacific’s most open democracies.

John Power, Splice Newsroom | February 09, 2018

Cuba’s emerging media: challenges, threats and opportunities

From 2001 to 2017, fourteen media organizations were launched in Cuba that are already having impact on and off the island. They all have one thing in common: their main objective is to do journalism.

Elaine Díaz Rodríguez | January 29, 2018

Truepic app lets journalists instantly verify images, videos

With its unique technology, Truepic allows its users to capture instantly verified images and videos — and journalists can use the service for free.

Sam Berkhead | December 22, 2017

UNESCO publication promotes safety programs for journalists

A UNESCO publication uses examples from around the world to highlight practices journalists can use to negotiate dangerous situations and stay safe. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 06, 2017

Pakistan's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on pursuing the truth in the face of opposition

Journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shares insights and advice from her Academy Award-winning career.

Sam Berkhead | November 09, 2017

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