This month, CPJ's #FreeThePress campaign focuses on Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, a freelance photographer who was detained on August 14, 2013. Shawkan was covering clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi during the dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-in at Raba'a Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo. Learn more about Shawkan's case and join CPJ in calling for his immediate release.
Never have so many different types of journalists reported the news on so many different platforms. Yet no matter the form of journalism—from investigative to beat reporting, foreign correspondence to domestic coverage, blogging to photojournalism— thorough preparation is the starting point.