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Journalists' Safety

Insurance plan offers protection for freelancers and fixers in dangerous environments

How freelancers, fixers and reporters everywhere can use Insurance for Journalists, an inexpensive insurance policy designed with journalists in mind.

Daria Sukharchuk | March 21, 2017

16 free digital tools that any newsroom can use

Steal our tools! Ahead of the 2017 NICAR conference, try out these 16 online tools from the ICFJ Knight Fellows.

Sara Olstad | March 03, 2017

At-risk journalists can turn to 'Emergencies Response Team' for help

The Committee to Protect Journalists has launched a new team meant to help journalists operating in some of the world's most dangerous areas, alongside a report describing the risks faced by media workers. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 24, 2017

‘Salama’ app helps to keep journalists safe

ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra created Salama, a free risk assessment app, to help journalists mitigate digital and physical security threats.

Jorge Luis Sierra | February 17, 2017

Tips and resources for covering terrorism

Reporting on terrorism and terrorist attacks poses a number of acute challenges to journalists. Here are free resources that can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 14, 2017

Lessons from Russia: How fake news and misinformation distract journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow John Kluver discusses how, in the age of misinformation, fact-checking creates an added layer of work and risk for journalists.

John Kluver | February 02, 2017

CPJ issues media safety advisory for covering US presidential inauguration

Ahead of the 2017 U.S. presidential inauguration, the Committee to Protect Journalists has released a set of safety guidelines for journalists planning to cover the event — an unprecedented move.

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 19, 2017

Digital security tips and resources for journalists

With the threat of surveillance and cyberattack higher than ever, here's a look at the free, easy-to-access resources that are available to journalists.

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 17, 2017

Top media trends to watch out for in 2017

After 2016, a year of flux and upheaval in journalism, take a look at some of our predictions for journalism trends in 2017. 

Elyssa Pachico | January 05, 2017

Checklist for freelance reporters: 'Fortune favors the bold, especially those with a sound plan'

Freelance journalists working abroad need to be able to capture a story at a moment's notice. Award-winning foreign correspondent Jason Motlagh shares his checklist for success.

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 19, 2016

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