Journalism

Stories related to the work of journalists

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Safety First – INSI

1. Be physically and mentally prepared. Go on a Hostile Environment course that includes basic first aid training before your assignment if at all...

Baby-Selling in Afghanistan

Most Afghan families have many children, too many, in fact, for some. On the other hand, there are childless couples for whom adoption is...
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How to Handle Ambushes and Road Blocks

The best way to handle a road block is to be on the side of the blockers ;)

Newspaper Rock

Tse’ Hone, which translates from Navajo as “rock that tells the story”, could be the first blog by ancient netizen journalists, as we know...

Health and Hygiene

Climatic conditions, terrain, and a number of endemic diseases all make the hazards to health in hot climates greater than elsewhere.In addition, the difficulties...
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Boy Soldiers

Afghanistan's adults unanimously say they are tired of fighting, but their children seem to enjoy the numerous paraphernalia of war, from tanks to heavy...

Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations

A Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Packing for War

By James W. Crawley, MRE WebmasterI have covered a couple of real military operations and dozens of training ops in nearly 10 years of...

Surviving an Abduction

Abduction advice from the International News Safety Institute.
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Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan's civil war has displaced millions and created a whole class of impoverished people. A visitor to Afghanistan is particularly struck by the haunting presence...

Advice for Photographers Covering Demonstrations

Before covering any demonstration, time spent on preparation usually pays off in keeping safe and getting good pictures.Research & recceCheck with the organisers of...
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Women Reporting War

Summary of preliminary survey on safety issues faced by females in the news media who work in areas of conflictSponsored by the Swedish International...

ECPMF Alarm Centre for Female Journalists under Threat

On 8 March 2016, the ECPMF created a special Women’s Reporting Point to address and raise awareness on increasing threats against female journalists.Threats can...

Baptism by Fire

"You've come here to see the war, so you are going to see it," Aziz was trying to wake up journalists who had just...

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