Monday 25 November 2013, 11:54
Alongside the growing strength of Islamist groups, kidnapping has replaced bombs and bullets as the primary threat. Some are now asking whether reporting from inside Syria is becoming an impossible job.
Thursday 14 November 2013, 09:58
For many journalists beginning their careers, potential exposure to risk has rarely been higher, and yet the help and support they receive from the news industry has rarely been lower.
Tuesday 27 August 2013, 12:01
When an individual in the public eye announces they are transgender, how should journalists report on them accurately and respectfully?
Tuesday 2 July 2013, 16:32
On the other side of the hospital wall, the former South African president is in a critical but stable condition undergoing treatment for a recurring lung infection. On this side, dozens of satellite dishes point skyward like sunflowers craning towards the light.
Monday 10 June 2013, 15:27
Over the next six months, a steering committee hopes to become a voice for a community of independent journalists working in difficult and dangerous countries.
Friday 24 May 2013, 11:30
The popular stereotype of a British ambassador abroad is a linen-suited gentleman gazing at the sunset, gin and tonic in hand, on the veranda of a grand residence in a far-off land.
Tuesday 19 February 2013, 12:07
Stuart Hughes hears from a range of international journalists about what is happening on the ground to improve newsgathering safety in war zones, and what more could be done.
Monday 18 February 2013, 14:08
Tighter budgets and a decline in the number of staff jobs have made newsrooms more reliant on freelancers. At the same time, the dangers facing journalists are greater than ever before.
Monday 17 December 2012, 11:42
After more than 60 mass shootings in the US over the past three decades, television news coverage of these devastating but all-too-frequent events now follows a similar tragic formula.
Monday 10 December 2012, 15:06
For young journalists looking to become the next John Simpson or Jeremy Bowen, the first rung on the career ladder used to mean hard graft in the newsroom of a weekly provincial newspaper or local radio station.
Friday 16 November 2012, 13:38
From the moment Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip this week and Hamas returned fire into southern Israel, the twin pillars of military might and the battle for public opinion have been inseparable.
Friday 21 September 2012, 14:20
The options open to Mexican journalists wanting to expose drugs traffickers, violent criminals and corrupt officials are summed up in the title of a 2010 CPJ report: Silence or Death.
Monday 10 September 2012, 13:23
It started with a roadblock. On 17 July, at 9pm, Channel 4 unveiled its Paralympic trailer Meet the Superhumans.
Monday 18 June 2012, 19:17
In the competitive world of 24-hour news, the pressure to 'go live' from wherever a story breaks has never been more intense. Until recently, getting live pictures from the field was a costly and labour-intensive business.
Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:54
Few journalists polarise opinion as sharply as Robert Fisk of The Independent.
Thursday 5 April 2012, 12:30
The international press fraternity can be a fickle tribe.
Deep bonds are forged amid wars, revolutions and natural calamities.
But the journalists who cover these stories can sometimes behave like social climbers at a cocktail party, with one eye constantly scanning the room on the look out for someone...
Monday 26 March 2012, 14:03
In the month since Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed in the Syrian city of Homs the question of how to protect journalists - and prosecute those who target them - has been taken up at a national and international level.
At a Westminster Hall debate last week, the Liberal Democrat MP Don Foster...
Monday 13 February 2012, 18:17
How can a journalist ensure the safety of their sources without acting like an amateur James Bond?
Friday 16 December 2011, 14:46
A few years ago I visited one of the frontlines in the West's battle against Al-Qaeda.
It wasn't in Afghanistan or Pakistan, but inside an innocuous-looking prefab building on the outskirts of Las Vegas.
At Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, US and British serviceman control heavily armed Reaper and...
Friday 25 November 2011, 14:41
It's not very often that a news organisation reprimands its staff for being too eager to break a story.
But recently Associated Press did exactly that.
When AP journalists were arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, they immediately put the word out via Twitter. The use of a social...
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