A Scholar’s Guide to Dangerous Research

Journalists aren't the only ones who throw themselves into hazardous situations. Here's a scholar's guide to staying safe while investigating underground economies, the narcotics trade, and insurgencies. Written by political scientist Vanda Felbab-Brown, the guide includes useful tips for anyone "conducting fieldwork in highly dangerous places or on highly dangerous subjects."

Source: Social Science Research Council

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Infographic: the Deadliest Countries for Journalists

From 1992 to May of 2013, 985 journalists were murdered around the world, according the the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Find out where the deadliest countries for journalists to perform their jobs are, and explores whether their killers are being brought to justice.

Source: Visual News

Posted on: June 19, 2013

Digital Security Basics

Practical guide on digital security for journalists. "For any journalist dealing with any sensitive information and sources, digital safety is becoming an increasingly integral part of the practice of good journalism", says Frank Smyth, the executive director of Global Journalist Security.

Source: Medill National Security Zone

Posted on: May 27, 2013

Report: Tech Companies’ Privacy Rankings

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released its annual report: Who Has Your Back: Which Companies Help Protect Your Data from the Government. Among the best major international tech firms are Twitter, LinkedIn, DropBox, and Google; among the worst the list includes Amazon, Apple, and Yahoo.

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Posted on: May 2, 2013

Mexican Journalists March To Demand End to Murders

Some 400 people gathered today in the center of Xalapa, capital of Mexico's Veracruz state, in a march to demand justice in the murder of journalist Regina Martinez and an end to attacks on the press. The Committee to Protect Journalists says that 12 Mexican journalists have disappeared from 2006 to 2012.

Source: Associated Press

Posted on: April 28, 2013