Reuters investigation into the killing of its journalist Issam Abdallah, Agence France-Presse investigation into the serious wounding of its photographer Christina Assi, and understanding and responding to global authoritarian reach

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Israeli tank fire killed Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah in Lebanon. An Israeli tank crew killed a Reuters journalist and wounded six reporters in Lebanon on 13 October by firing two shells in quick succession from Israel while the journalists were filming cross-border shelling, a Reuters investigation has found.

Journalists killed and injured in Lebanon: an Agence France-Presse investigation points to Israeli army. The investigation into the 13 October strike in southern Lebanon that killed a Reuters journalist and injured six others points to a tank round used only by the Israeli army in this high-tension border region. Agence France-Presse photographer Christina Assi, 28, later had a leg amputated and remains in hospital.

Transnational repression: understanding and responding to global authoritarian reach. Transnational repression directly endangers journalists and exacerbates the already daunting challenges of reporting from exile. Freedom House interviewed 16 media professionals from around the world to spotlight this increasingly worrisome reality.

Two years, 400 journalists and 50 climate experts: here’s what we learnt about how to report on climate change. Find a climate angle for something your audiences really care about and 13 more takeaways from the Oxford Climate Journalism Network.

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Nieman Lab predictions for journalism 2024. Each year Nieman Lab asks some of the smartest people in journalism and media what they think is coming in the next year. At the end of a trying 2023, here’s what they had to say.

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Facebook faces €550 million lawsuit from Spanish media. A group representing 83 Spanish media outlets has filed a €550 million lawsuit against Facebook owner Meta Platforms, citing unfair competition in the advertising market in a case that could be replicated across the European Union.

Image credit: screenshot of the opening of the 7 December 2023 Reuters Special Report into the killing of Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah in Lebanon on 13 October 2023.