Guides, handbooks and tool-kits released by institutions and NGOs, providing journalists and activists with useful background informations, summaries and advice

Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

The ninth edition of UNESCO publications series on Internet Freedom is dedicated to the crucial relationship between investigative journalism and source protection

read more Digital safety Investigative journalism Legal protection Privacy Surveillance Whistleblowing

Journalist Guide – Covering the News in a Dangerous and Changing World

The Guide provides information and proposals to journalists reporting stories in potentially harmful environments or about critical issues

read more Safety of journalists Worldwide Ethics of journalism Investigative journalism

Media Freedom on the Internet: An OSCE Guidebook

The Guidebook deals with the legal issues concerning Internet freedom and blocking policies of OSCE memberstates

read more Media Law Censorship OSCE Member States

The Dark Web - Guidance for Journalists

The guide explains which advantages the use of the "dark web" offers to journalists

read more Encryption Digital safety Surveillance

Transgender Europe - Guide for Journalists

Transgender Europe’s Guide for Journalists is a practical guide on how to cover stories about trans people, or about issues which affect trans people, in a fair and respectful manner

read more Media and gender Human rights Defamation and Libel

Safety protocol with 16 points for journalists covering conflict zones

A Safety Protocol for journalists covering conflict zones that was issued at the end of a two-day workshop in Diyarbakir (Southeast of Turkey) co-organised by the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) in partnership with the European and International Federation of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ)

read more Turkey Safety of journalists Media freedom

Bookmarks - A manual for combating hate speech online

No Hate Speech Movement has published a new Bookmarks hate speech manual – Revised edition (2016) – with the inclusion of the Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users

read more Hate speech Freedom of expression Human rights

Make Yourself Useful: Six simple things your newsroom can do for democracy

This research paper puts forward a set of relatively simple adjustments that can be done in newsrooms to help editorial media serve democracy better in the new media ecosystem, based on interviews with 18 leading figures in media and academia

read more Online news Online media Social media Journalism education

Disaster and Crisis Coverage, a manual for journalists

A complete guide to help journalists in understanding how to cover disasters and critical events

read more Journalism education Ethics of journalism