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The rise of far-right groups has swept across the western world over the last decade, and it poses a threat to democracy and the free press.

There are many perils and pitfalls when it comes to reporting on right-wing extremism. With that in mind, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) put on a recent webinar with four veteran journalists well-versed in investigating hate groups. GIJN staff reporter Rowan Philip provides highlights from the talk in this article.

National correspondent for USA Today, Will Carless, told journalists to not be scared off by critics, adding that "our ability to accurately and fairly pass on information to our audiences becomes cramped the moment we give in to any one political pressure group that seeks to ridicule or minimise us."

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