7 Crisis reporting

The website is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. There is a section for journalism educators, which provides teaching tips, tools and curriculum ideas from experienced journalists and educators in order to prepare the students for crisis reporting.


A project of the “European Journalism Centre that brings together news and resources for media professionals reporting in volatile situations. The website focuses on tools that use up-to-date digital technology, from content curation tools to multi-layered live maps, to support media coverage of emergencies such as natural disasters and political conflicts.”


  • Reporters without borders (2005) Handbook for journalists. Free web version available in English and French.

A handbook for Journalists is a book for those going to dangerous parts of the world, listing international norms protecting them and containing practical advice on how to stay alive and safe. Published on the website of UNESCO by Reporters Without Borders.


  • Silverman, Graig (ed.) Verification Handbook. A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage. Free web version available in English, Greek, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Croatian:

Verification handbook is authored by journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts. The handbook is a resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.


The guide details what journalists need to know about security in a new and changing world. It is aimed at local and international journalists of varied levels of experience. It concerns issues such as an armed conflict, organized crime and corruption, natural disasters, and stress reactions etc.

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