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Advice for Journalists Forced Into Exile

  • IJNet
  • Sofia Heartney

From Afghanistan and Russia, to Venezuela, Eritrea and beyond, journalists globally have fled – and continue to flee – threats to their lives and livelihoods under authoritarian regimes. Entire newsrooms in these contexts, too, have shuttered operations to avoid imminent danger to their employees and financial ruin.

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Tips for Using Data in a Small Newsroom

  • Global Investigative Journalism Network
  • Pınar Dağ

Small newsrooms need to focus on the importance of data use more than ever. But they often face numerous hurdles to this kind of work, including a lack of funding, limited human resources, and outdated thinking about what constitutes traditional journalism.

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Journalists’ Digital Survival Guide

  • IJNet
  • Gyan Prakash Tripathi

Journalism has moved online, exposing journalists to targeted attacks and surveillance. This guide helps building digital armor, protecting data, sources, and critical work in an evolving digital landscape.

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Dealing With Trauma Arising From Cyber Attacks

  • IJNet
  • Kayak Dasgupta

Journalists today are often primary targets of online harassment, trolling, doxxing, hacking and spyware. In addition to abuse from anonymous users online, they are also subject to surveillance, intimidation and persecution by powerful entities like large corporations, legal and local authorities, or the state machinery at large.

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Tackling Disinformation

  • DW Akademie

Tackling Disinformation: A Learning Guide offers insights for evaluating media development activities and rethinking approaches to disinformation, alongside practical solutions and expert advice, with a focus on the Global South and Eastern Europe.

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Exiled Media Toolkit

  • International Journalists’ Network

In partnership with the Network of Exiled Media Outlets (NEMO) the International Journalists’ Network compiled an Exiled Media Toolkit, that brings resources to journalists and outlets established or preparing to be in exile, as they report on communities and events in their home countries.

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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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Measuring Journalism’s Impact From Exile

  • IJNet, NEMO
  • Sudeshna Chanda

Tracking impacts is especially critical for exiled media outlets due to the distance they operate from their target audiences and home countries. While there are several analytics tools to measure different aspects of your work, it can often be overwhelming to decide which tools to use. Here’s how to consider what tools to use for measuring impact for exiled journalists.

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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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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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