January 28th, 2014 | by EJC
Stimulating meaningful debate; conveying complex information and opposing opinions; uncovering corruption and abuse of power. Journalists have no shortage of professional obligations. But can they really be expected to live up to them in the face of violent, political transition
January 20th, 2014 | by EJC
Entities in all corners of the world, ranging from nation states to corporations, have become more sophisticated in surveillance and censorship technologies. Sandra Ordonez looks at digital security and offers you the opportunity to ask questions about surveillance
December 12th, 2013 | by EJC
If you work in hostile environments it is vital that somebody knows where you are. Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers are handy pieces of kit to help journalists stay safe in the field. Helena Williams, from INSI, reviews six devices
December 2nd, 2013 | by EJC
Every day around the world, untold numbers of journalists are threatened and have their phones and computers hacked. These journalists and their colleagues live in a state of constant pressure and psychological stress. As an effort to address this problem, IREX launched a pilot project in 2013, Supporting Access to Free Expression (S.A.F.E.).
November 26th, 2013 | by EJC
While researching institutions for disabled children, Jordanian journalist Hanan Khandagji found harrowing cases of child abuse. Her efforts were recently recognized by the German Development Media Award.
November 25th, 2013 | by EJC
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press released iFOIA last month at the Online News Association conference. It’s a great tool for reporters doing investigative work in the United States, Karen Fratti explains
November 15th, 2013 | by EJC
All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.
November 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Want to become a social media verification expert? Verification Handbook is a must-have guidebook for all news journalists and aid responders covering unexpected events such as natural and man-made disasters
October 28th, 2013 | by EJC
Kenya's iHub recently released its research on crowdsourced information in the highly contested 2013 Kenya Presidential elections. Jared Ford explains what the report reveals about crowdsourcing methodologies and how journalists can adapt these findings to improve their newsgathering processes.
October 24th, 2013 | by EJC
Despite the Silk Road bust, the Freedom Hosting attack, and even the latest Snowden scoop, Tor is still one of the most reliable tools for anonymity online. Lauren Kirchner explains why