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What can you do when you’re writing a story that has a limited amount of publicly available information?

Majdoleen Hassan, Arabic editor for Global Investigative Journalists Network, recommends five ways to tackle this problem.

She suggests after scouring the internet for material, journalists should seek to interview sources in person several times to gain their trust and fill in the gaps.

Hassan also explains having knowledge of digital security and encrypted communications is a basic expectation for journalists working in areas of limited press freedom.

Whilst the advice is tailored towards American journalists, her points can be applied to journalism everywhere.

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