On July 17th, the United Nations held an open debate on the issue of safety of journalists, focusing on protection for those targeted in conflict zones, and impunity for perpetrators. One week later, journalists, technologists and government officials gathered for TechCamp NYC in an effort to figure out ways in which technology can help make the practice of journalism safer.
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Last week at Women's eNews headquarters, guest speaker Claudia Garcia-Rojas shared best practices in reporting on rape and sexual violence, including how to use language and framing respectfully during an interview, how to make sources comfortable and how to use statistics effectively in reporting.
As violence in Mexico continues to escalate, we point to five videos released by Article 19, in which Mexican journalists provide tips on staying safe while covering violence and organized crime.
In the largest loss of American firefighters since September 11, 2001, nineteen firefighters were killed while fighting a fast-moving wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona on Sunday.
At this year's PRNDI conference, the Dart Center's Bruce Shapiro was joined by 2010 Ochberg Fellow Russel Lewis, Rachel Dissell and Naomi Starobin on a panel and live radio show about covering crisis and tragedy.
At this year's APME NewsTrain, Robyn Tomlin of Project Thunderdome presented on creating a plan for digital coverage of major breaking news stories, as well as the best newsroom tools for executing top-notch coverage in real time.
A new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds that journalists are among the increasing groups of refugees around the world.
As freelancers become an increasingly important part of news coverage, a new effort in London has launched to help represent independent war journalists and photographers.
Miho Hatanaka and her colleagues shared several English abstracts of their work on the impact of trauma and stress on journalists with Elana Newman and Kelsey Parker, who have provided a brief overview of the research findings.