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U.N. Human Rights Council Urges Release of Detained Journalists

For the first time, the United Nations Human Rights Council's biannual resolution on journalist safety urges all states to release arbitrarily detained journalists and to protect the rights of reporters to use digital encryption and anonymity tools.

Medill, Foley Foundation Launch Safety Guide for Journalists

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation — with partners Reporters Without Borders and A Culture of Safety Alliance — have published an online curriculum guide for college journalism educators to teach students about the growing risk of reporting in conflict zones around the world.

Powerful Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Italy: Reporting Resources

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook Central Italy early Wednesday killing at least 241 people and injuring more than 100. Please consult our tips and resources on covering disaster, interviewing victims and survivors, and working with reporters exposed to traumatic events.
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