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 […]

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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 […]

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