This booklet is an effort to share some ideas and available best practices for gender-sensitive journalism. It makes no attempt to abolish words or alter established texts but seeks to promote equality in the use of language and proposes proactive consideration of professional alternatives to foster creative and persuasive use of language equity, in a fair and inclusive manner.
Read the booklet: Getting the Words Right
Writing health finance and governance stories can be challenging. Health finance is riddled with complex language, technical economic terms, and numbers – not necessarily a journalist’s comfort zone. The right sources for these stories can be difficult to identify and unwilling to talk. Data may be difficult to locate or to understand. And while corruption makes for splashy headlines, the broader systemic challenges of health governance are not widely understood – and yet they are important.
This resource (in Nepalese) provides guidelines for journalists reporting in humanitarian crises.
This tool is designed to support decision makers in understanding how information contributes to a more connected and resilient community.
Whether your community is defined by place, population, issue, or a mix of these, a good understanding of a community's information needs and use are essential elements in the design of effective, responsive systems and actions that enable a community to understand and adapt to change.
Conflict Sensitive Reporting: A Toolbox for Journalists was developed as takeaway material that could help journalists participating in conflict reporting workshops to remember what was covered and enable them to review lessons in greater depth.
Irresponsible reporting in tense situations may inflame passions and exacerbate conflicts. This was what happened in Rwanda in 1993, when broadcasts of a popular radio station stoked hatred and incited widespread violence against ethnic Tutsis. Media also played a role in intensifying the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the mid-90s.
To assist reporters in reporting on oceans and fisheries issues, the Earth Journalism Network has produced an issue guide − Covering the Seas − with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This issue guide takes an in-depth look at the state of the fisheries industry, the rapidly growing aquaculture business, the oceans’ environmental stressors, and potential solutions for a sustainable seafood trade.
Reporting on Humanitarian Crises: A Manual for Trainers & Journalists and an Introduction for Humanitarian Workers presents a combination of standard, professional reporting techniques for journalists covering humanitarian response scenarios, plus a basic education in and understanding of the humanitarian sector, its architecture, mandates and modus operandi.
SaferJourno is a free and open-source curriculum guide for media trainers who teach students, professionals and peers digital safety and online security. Easy to use lesson plans are in six different modules; assessing risks, basic protection, mobile phone safety, keeping data safe, researching securely, and protecting email.
The toolkit starts with a trainer’s guide, which walks journalism and media trainers through adult teaching and learning approaches. The guide aims to make the teaching of these sometimes complex issues to busy professionals, easier to navigate.