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Albania: Letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama from international press freedom organisations - Article

OBCT signed a letter addressed to Albanian PM Edi Rama in protest against a decision to ban journalists from attending press conferences after they asked challenging questions. Such an arbitrary restriction seriously affects the ability of the press to carry out its watchdog role. Albanian translation is available below

Global Study: Gender Equality and Media Regulation - Reports

This report aims at understanding the situation regarding gender equality and its connection with freedom of expression in over 100 countries. With a focus on news media, it interrogates how media regulators worldwide have approached the mandate to promote and protect gender equality and women’s freedom of expression, whilst attending to obligations to uphold media freedom

7 Points For Covering A Pandemic - Manuals

The Ethical Journalism Network has compiled a list of seven tips for journalists covering pandemics

IJF19: Can thematic newsrooms help fill the public-interest gap? - HTML5 video

Over the past 3 or 4 years, a few donors and NGOs have started investing directly in funding, launching, or incubating thematic units staffed and run by journalists, and producing independent investigative journalism to cover public-interest issues they care about. Not everyone is comfortable with that, while others see this as natural

Confronting the Crisis in Independent Media - Reports

Given the undeniable decline of independent journalism and the lack of understanding by international donors about how to help, this report sketches guidelines on how to confront the crisis on a coordinated global scale

Need of anonymous FOI applications for investigative journalism - Legal Resources

FOIAs are an important instrument for investigative journalists, who are however endangered by the lack of anonymity of the process to access public documents and can be subject to intimidations submitting their phone number and postal and home address

Sourcing the Sources: An analysis of the use of Twitter and Facebook as a journalistic source - Academic Sources

The study analyses the sourcing techniques  used by  newspaper journalists in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The comparison of Twitter and Facebook sources is given to verify whether the findings apply to social media in general

Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training - Manuals

As a part of the “Global Initiative for Excellence in Journalism Education” UNESCO published an handbook on journalism and disinformation that can be used as a model curriculum.

Three tips for reporting on gender-based violence - HTML5 video

A short video by IJNet (International Journalists' Network) on how to avoid stereotypes and sensationalism when portraying violence against women and girls in media

Major questions about Journalism in Portugal - Surveys

A survey delivered by ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa to almost 1500 journalists highlights an increasingly precarious profession and a significant gender gap