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.
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As part of events marking the International Day to End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists, UNESCO and WAN-IFRA published an excerpt from their global study on the protection of journalism sources in the digital age.
At Columbia Journalism School in New York City, Dean Steve Coll led a panel featuring David Rohde, Rukmini Callimachi, Phil Balboni, Nicole Tung and Joel Simon on the risks, rewards, and inner workings of conflict reporting in the aftermath of the tragic murders of reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
At the 2014 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, the Dart Center hosted panels on investigating veterans issues and human rights in the Americas. Full audio from the panels is available here.
Amnesty International has launched a new, open-source app to help those facing attack, kidnapping or torture.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has published a full report on the number of journalists and media staff killed worlwide in 2013.
In the last week, as many as 40 journalists have been injured by Kiev police or had their equipment destroyed while trying to cover the mass protest there. The Dart Center has resources for how journalists can safely and effectively deal with such situations.
Pakistan is consistently rated one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. A 2011 Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellow and the director of Pakistan's first media and development sector watchdog organization, Freedom Network, weighs in on the state of the Pakistani media and a new program to address the problems.