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2018 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition open for applications

Applications are now open for the 2018 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. Freelance journalists and independent documentary makers working on projects that focus on human rights abuses can apply for the bursary, which provides the winner with $3000 to attend hostile environment training. The bursary is offered by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, which […]

Webinar: Legal advice for journos on defamation, privacy concerns and reporting in conflict zones

Do you know your legal rights and responsibilities as a freelance journalist? If you could use a refresher, tune in to CMG Freelance’s upcoming webinar with lawyer Mark Donald. He’ll share information on journalists’ legal rights when covering protests or reporting from other high-conflict zones, including what to do if you’re arrested and detained. His […]

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

2017 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition open for applications

Applications opened this week for the 2017 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. The winner of the bursary receives $3000 to attend hostile environment training offered by approved course providers. The competition is open to freelance journalists and independent documentary filmmakers whose work focuses on human rights abuses. The bursary is offered by the Canadian Journalism […]

Freelancers in conflict zones still waiting for fair treatment from the industry

by Rachel Sanders The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for journalists. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 622 journalists have been killed as a result of their jobs over the past ten years — nearly twice as many as the previous decade. What’s more, nearly 200 journalists are currently in prison worldwide. And conflict zone journalists have harrowing […]

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Apparent execution of journalist James Foley a terrible reminder of the risks freelancers take

News outlets are reporting today on the apparent death of American freelance journalist James Foley. Foley, who had been reporting on the Middle East for such outlets as Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost, was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago. Yesterday, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants posted a video online that appears to show Foley’s execution. In the […]

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,