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Padraig Reidy: Courageous journalism should not come with a price

Padraig Reidy: Courageous journalism should not come with a price

As the International Day to End Impunity approaches, we must remember not to become enamoured with the idea that a good journalist should die for the cause

From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

Data journalist Raymond Joseph reports on how low-cost technology is helping African newsrooms get hold of information that they couldn't previously track

Will the future of journalism make us better informed?

Will the future of journalism make us better informed?

When the subject of the future of journalism is discussed it often turns to whizzy gadgets but the debate about whether the public ends up being better informed happens less often, says editor Rachael Jolley as she introduces the latest Index on Censorship magazine

The future of journalism: Latest issue, autumn 2014

The future of journalism: Latest issue, autumn 2014

The explosion of social media, the rise of citizen reporters, the dangers of freelancing in a war zone, the invention of new technology: journalism is clearly going through its biggest changes in history. But will the public know more or less as a result? This is the question we explore

Padraig Reidy: When everyone is a journalist, is anyone?

Padraig Reidy: When everyone is a journalist, is anyone?

With smartphones, cheap recording equipment, and free access to social media and blogging platforms, journalism has fallen into the hands of the many. This is a good thing. But one question does arise: if we are all journalists now, what happens to the privileges journalists used to claim?

Gaza: Press vests fail to protect Palestinian journalists

Gaza: Press vests fail to protect Palestinian journalists

News coverage of the ongoing Gaza conflict would be infinitely poorer without local journalists, but it’s clear that international media needs to show their commitment by providing Palestinian reporters and fixers with extra support. Ruth Michaelson reports

Assaults against journalists rise in Turkey

Assaults against journalists rise in Turkey

Since the beginning of this year, cases of assault against journalists, legal threats and lay offs worsened Turkey's already precarious state of press freedom. Catherine Stupp reports

Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

Pakistan's journalists are daily confronted with a bleak statistic: Since 1992, 30 journalists have been murdered in Pakistan; 28 with impunity. Milana Knezevic reports

A message for politicians: Don’t complain when reporters report

A message for politicians: Don’t complain when reporters report

The narrative of evil newspaper versus innocent, naive, poor little politician is self-pitying and self-defeating, writes Padraig Reidy

The Egyptian approach to journalism

The Egyptian approach to journalism

On Monday, three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced in Egypt to 7 years imprisonment each, to the shock of media outlets and NGOs worldwide. Cartoonist Ben Jennings shares his take on journalism in the country.

Finding voices: Refugee journalism in Egypt

Finding voices: Refugee journalism in Egypt

On World Refugee Day, Index on Censorship meets Munzalak – a new Cairo-based initiative looking to empower refugees through journalism. Tom Rollins reports.

The future of journalism: Five ways the news is changing

The future of journalism: Five ways the news is changing

How do news gatherers and publishers adapt to the volume of online content produced every day?

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