Escalating attacks against the press have made reporting on terrorism extremely challenging, threatening journalists' safety and their ability to do their jobs.
IJNet contributor Sherry Ricchiardi has put together a list of resources for covering terrorist groups and their actions, which can be applied when reporting from conflict zones around the world.
She advises readers to check out the 'Handbook on reporting terrorism' from the International Media Support in Denmark, which provides tips for reporting on such events, for example that journalists should make sure they are cooperating with security forces and government officials to avoid putting others in harm’s way.
Additionally, The University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database (GTD) enables journalists to research terror attacks. With a list of more than 150,000 incidents, it is the most comprehensive unclassified database of global terrorist events.
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