A Ukrainian Investigative News Team Fights for Media Freedom

The Ukrainian investigative group Bihus.info has built a name for itself investigating corruption. It formed in the aftermath of the Ukrainian Revolution, as journalists tried to piece together some of the documents destroyed and damaged by the former regime. Today, they are battling a tough media freedom environment and investigations into their own staff and reporters which slow them down and which they see as an effort to pressure them in relation to their reporting.

Investigating the Pandemic: A Guide to Sources of Data

GIJN has created a multi-part guide on where to obtain data about the spread of COVID-19 and its consequences. The document links to official and unofficial international sources on health and economic data, links to information on government policy responses, and more than a dozen sites working on pandemic projection modelling.

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.