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Journalists' Safety

‘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

How photojournalists can be less intimidating on assignment

For photojournalists working in public areas or high-risk situations, keeping a low profile is especially important. Photographers from AFP, the Associated Press and more share their tips.

Mandla Chinula | November 21, 2016

When interviewing trauma victims, proceed with caution and compassion

How can journalists get the full story of a traumatic event without bringing more harm to their interview subjects? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | November 07, 2016

How DDoS attacks affect journalists — and why that matters

Understanding the threat of DDoS attacks, newsrooms’ increasingly complex legal situation and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | October 28, 2016

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