World Association of News Publishers


safety of journalists

As we mark another International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on 2 November, the IFEX network salutes some of the many ways people are working to make it safer for journalists to do their work.

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-10-31 05:28

2 November is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. 9 out of 10 cases are unresolved. 93% of killed journalists were local journalists. It is up to all of us to help protect journalists, so that they may continue to inform us.

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-10-31 05:11

Marking the second anniversary of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) condemns the ongoing impunity surrounding her death and reiterates calls for justice.

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-10-16 16:25

World’s press continues to demand justice for Saudi journalist murdered in Turkey by operatives sent from the Kingdom and widely believed to be acting under orders of the country’s highest authority.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-10-01 13:24

Journalists are increasingly the target of insults or threats from individuals or groups online, which can have physical impacts and should no longer be seen as separate from the offline world. The goal of the harassment? Censorship. And women bear the brunt of the abuse, which is usually gendered and sexualised.

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Andrew Heslop

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2019-09-13 10:45

Young people were practically born with a cell phone in-hand. But being internet savvy doesn’t necessarily translate to knowing the risks online. For the new generation of journalists, having an internet presence can be crucial to getting more work, but journalism schools and newsrooms must do better to ensure that young journalists know about digital threats and online harassment.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-09-13 10:10

Botswana Editors Forum (BEF) and Freedom of Expression Committee BW (WAN-IFRA's Botswana Media Freedom Committee) have jointly condemned intimidation and harassment of journalists by security agents.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-07-31 14:10

Many journalists see and even experience some kind of trauma, whether they're covering a conflict zone, protests or violent crime, and they can experience anxiety, depression or even PTSD. One of the best ways of coping is to talk about the experiences and the feelings they evoke, but few people do - journalists or their editors. Trauma is considered part of the job; but ignoring it only makes it worse. In this episode we look at moral injury, the kind of trauma journalists can experience, and the symptoms they might exhibit. And how to value their mental health as much their as physical safety.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-07-15 21:22

In a damning report released Wednesday, 19 June, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killing, Agnes Callamard, concluded there was credible evidence of individual liability amongst high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-06-21 12:47

The world is a more dangerous place for journalists than ever before. And as the appetite for stories that accurately represent situations on the ground persists, journalists continue to take risks in order to get a story. But how do journalists balance the importance of seeking the truth – wherever that might take them – with ensuring their personal safety? And how can editors support them?

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2019-06-21 11:05

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