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Journalists employ common techniques for following up on stories after they have ended, such as staying in touch with sources or keeping a calendar that marks anniversaries of big news events. So is this approach any different for photojournalists covering protests?

Mandla Chinula, a freelance multimedia journalist based in Zimbabwe, has published a piece on IJNet summing up advice from Zinyange Auntony and Jekesai Njikizana, freelance photojournalists for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Zimbabwe, on what to look for when returning at the scene of a protest.

Their tips include talking to victims of police brutality, as the severity of such acts can be more evident after the protest itself, and reaching out to human rights organisations and churches to find out how protesters are recovering in the wake of such an event.

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