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Sherry Ricchiardi is an international journalist and media development specialist based in Washington, D.C. She has worked with journalists in 35 countries, most recently Mongolia and Bangladesh.

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Ukraine’s StopFake acts as first line of defense against propaganda

Over the last two years, StopFake has grown into the "Snopes of Ukraine," busting rumors and inaccuracies in both the Russian and Ukrainian media.

Sherry Ricchiardi | May 23, 2016

Advice for interviewing refugees with respect and compassion

As the current refugee crisis continues to make headlines, how can journalists interview refugees without bringing up the horror, shock and fear they've experienced? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 25, 2016

Putting a ‘Spotlight’ on follow-up stories

With many newspapers strained under shrinking budgets, providing follow-up coverage to news events is becoming less common — but this kind of coverage is more vital than ever.

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 23, 2016

How journalists can protect their mental and emotional health while covering traumatic events

Covering tragedy is a big part of many journalists' job description — but it often comes at the expense of their mental health. Here are some resources to alleviate this stress and trauma.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 08, 2016

With 144 Stories project, Dawn.com memorializes one of Pakistan’s biggest tragedies

With terrorist attacks being a common occurrence in Pakistan, how do its journalists get readers to care about their coverage? Dawn.com recently set an example with its 144 Stories project.

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 29, 2016

Pakistani media leaders compile list of safety recommendations for journalists

In the wake of continued violence against journalists throughout Pakistan, a group of media leaders recently met to discuss the ideal safety protocol for Pakistani journalists in the field.

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 16, 2015

Council of Europe platform tracks violations of press freedom, attacks against journalists

Since its April launch, the platform charted 99 incidents across 25 countries. IJNet talks with Matjaz Gruden, CoE director of policy planning, about what this means for press freedom in the region. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | November 19, 2015

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

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