COVID-19’s Toll on Journalists: At Least 64 Dead in 24 Countries

Like health professionals, care givers, and other essential workers, journalists face heightened and grave health risks as they pursue crucial stories on the COVID-19 crisis. But measuring coronavirus deaths among media workers poses many of the same problems as counting true mortality figures in the general population. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a nonprofit focused on press freedom, recorded 64 deaths in 24 countries by May 5.

Resources for Staying Healthy & Sane while Covering COVID-19

The second webinar in our series, Covering the Pandemic, focused on mental health and self-care for journalists. Resilience & Reporting: Staying Healthy & Sane featured Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and Maria Teresa Ronderos, a veteran reporter and editor from Colombia. We’ve put together a resource page with links to 15 groups and sites mentioned during the session.

GIJN Launches Webinar Series: Investigating the Pandemic

Join GIJN and guests for our five-part series of webinars, Investigating the Pandemic. We’ve assembled experts on health reporting, infectious disease, trauma, and financial survival to help journalists navigate the difficult waters ahead.

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As democracy and human rights retreat from a growing worldwide assault, increasingly the public looks to independent, watchdog reporters to hold the line on truth and accountability. And those reporters, in turn, depend on GIJN for the latest tools, technology, and training. But we can’t do it without your help…

A Global Network for the World’s Investigative Journalists

As we gather for the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, this seems a good time to share again with our colleagues where the Global Investigative Journalism Network and its conferences come from. It was a simple idea at the end of the 20th century — to gather the world’s investigative journalists to share their knowledge with each other — that gave birth to GIJN, which has now grown to 182 member organizations in 77 countries.