Tips, advice and other useful tools for media professionals

For public media to thrive it is essential for journalists and media professionals to be equipped with the latest tools of the trade. Here we have brought together a broad range of useful resources from around the world for media workers to develop and enhance their skills. We strive to update and expand these lists as frequently as possible.

Coronavirus: Resources & best practices

Essential resources for sourcing and reporting news about the coronavirus pandemic

Our toolkits

Participants at PMA's Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age workshop, held in Windhoek, Namibia from 28-29 June 2023. Credit: Harry Lock / PMA

Technology has and will continue to transform investigative journalism. The goal of this project is to ensure that broadcast journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa feel empowered by new technology and use it to continue to deliver powerful reporting that drives change.

This toolkit was developed by the Public Media Alliance with funding from the Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund, as part of our digital investigative journalism project. Thank you to Mr Guy Porter for his role in developing this resource.

Audience members at the Kinam Hotel for the PMA/PANOS/UNESCO/SOFEHJ conference, 6 March 2022 (Credit: Institut PANOS / Joseph Steevens Samuel)

Des vidéos produites par des formateurs et une liste complète de ressources avec des hyperliens, des rapports textuels supplémentaires et des présentations d’ateliers, cette boîte à outils aidera les professionnels des médias francophones et créolophones à rendre compte de manière responsable d’une pandémie, d’une crise ou d’une catastrophe tout en préservant leur propre sécurité.

Cette boîte à outils a été créée dans le cadre du projet PMA/PANOS/UNESCO « Protéger les journalistes en Haïti et lutter contre la désinformation et la mésinformation pendant une pandémie ».



Staying Safe: Tools and resources for reporting on protests

It is vital that journalists are free to safely report on protests. But amidst the challenges of reporting protests during a global pandemic, there has been a spike in the number of attacks on reporters and media workers by police and security forces.

This regularly updated resource highlights recommended tools aimed at keeping media professionals and citizen journalists safe when reporting on protests.


If you have any recommendations please get in touch

Partner Resources

The Ethical Journalism Network

The Ethical Journalism Network produces resources for working journalists, media trainers and journalism students focusing on how to improve media ethics and ethical communications in the public sphere

Check out their excellent ethical journalism resource page!


The International Trade Association for Broadcast & Media Technology’s (IABM) industry-wide glossary provides an extensive resource of essential technical terms for the broadcast and media industry.

Click on the IABM logo to explore their detailed guide to industry terms.

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