Sherry Ricchiardi

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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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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

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

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

Tips for journalists fact-checking public figures

How do we know when a public figure is lying or distorting information for personal or political gain? When it comes to fact-checking public figures, where do we start? 

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 19, 2015

A trove of resources for collaborative investigative reporting

As journalists are uniting across borders to expose wrongdoings on a global scale, here are some resources to start a collaborative project of your own. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | July 17, 2015

Advice for female journalists facing harassment on the job

In a recent survey of 1,000 female journalists, 65 percent said they've faced harassment at work. Here are some ways to handle it. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | June 25, 2015

Five survival tips for reporting about religion in dangerous environments

Brian Pellot, director of global strategy for Religion News Service, offers advice for religion reporters to carry out their work safely. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | June 09, 2015