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Mental Health Support For Exiled Journalists

  • International Journalists’ Network
  • Sudeshna Chanda

For journalists living in exile, emotional stress and trauma cannot be discounted. Leaving one’s home is never easy, and the mental toll is more excruciating when forced to flee. Here are three levels of support to consider when looking after your mental health as a journalist in exile.

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Editor Safety Hub

  • Editor Safety Hub

The Editor Safety Hub is a dedicated training platform for news editors and managers, providing them with a free and efficient way to improve their safety skills and practice through self-paced courses, practical tools and resources. It is created by the ACOS Alliance and WAN-IFRA in partnership with leading safety trainers, editors and journalists.

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Poland Cuts Financing for Exiled Belarusian Media

  • The Kyiv Independen
  • Maria Yeryoma

The International Press Institute has urged Poland’s Foreign Ministry to reconsider its decision to cut the financing of Belsat, a flagship Belarusian-language broadcaster operating within Poland’s public television service (TVP), amid growing concern about the survival of exiled Belarusian media. With the budget slashed, Belsat is not alone in being in a precarious state.

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Mastering On-Camera Interviews

  • International Journalists’ Network
  • Jaime Hellman

A great video interview can be the heart of a powerful story, whether it’s a short news package or a feature length documentary. But setting up an on-camera interview takes preparation, finesse and a little troubleshooting. Here is some practical advice to make sure your video interview engages your audience and has real impact.

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Safeguarding Women Journalists in the Digital Age

  • Media Freedom Rapid Response

In 2023, female journalists faced a disproportionate number of verbal attacks, especially online. The MFRR partners call for collaborative efforts to protect their rights and foster a society free from discrimination.

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These Writers Are Not Giving Up

  • The Guardian
  • Lauren Mechling

With layoffs ramping up across the media industry, reporters are trying a new model: co-operative newsrooms of their own. Will worker-owned collectives ever generate enough money to justify all the effort?

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How to Identify and Investigate AI Audio Deepfakes

  • Global Investigative Journalism Network
  • Rowan Philp

Recent research suggests that, in general, about half of the public can’t tell the difference between real and AI-generated imagery, and that voters cannot reliably detect speech deepfakes. Here’s a step-by-step process for analyzing potential audio deepfakes.

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Journalism Needs Leaders Who Know How to Run a Business

  • NiemanReports
  • Laura Krantz McNeill

The news industry is entering a new era, and after so many failed attempts at transformation over the past two decades, we’re wrestling with the fundamental question of our time: What kind of business is journalism, and whom does it serve?

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Belarusian Journalists Coping with Trauma

  • International Journalists’ Network
  • Adaria Sugonyako

Belarusian independent journalists have been through a lot since 2020. Many journalists have been forced into exile. A lot of media workers today are in need of mental health support. Belarusian Journalists share their experiences coping with trauma.

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Survival Strategies for Exiled Investigative Media

  • Global Investigative Journalism Network
  • Laura Oliver

Exiled investigative newsrooms are advised to establish emergency action plans. Seeking support when safe and demonstrating the importance of the work can contribute to sustaining operations in exile.

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