Fixers, Stringers, and Foreign Crews:
The distribution of risks and emotions in crisis reporting
Mass media provide full coverage of conflicts worldwide. However, little is known about the locals working behind the scenes assisting foreign media. The Fixers and Stringers project coordinated by the University of Amsterdam investigates the collaboration, emotions, and power relations among reporters, producers, fixers, and stringers working for foreign media in Israel/Palestine and Ukraine.
This website is a place where you can find the latest project-related updates, but also a venue where fixers, producers, stringers, and other reporters can publish their stories.
F&S Ukraine podcast
In this series of podcasts, we talk to a range of people and organisations involved in journalism and journalist safety about the things freelancers need to know in order to navigate reporting in Ukraine more safely.
The Dictionary of Fear and Hope: The origin of wartime language in Ukrainian media
By Oleksiy Pluzhnyk The truth of the matter is, of course, that…
Ukrainian journalists’ new role: collecting evidence of war crimes
By Natalie Gryvnyak I had never thought of becoming a war journalist…
Decolonizing Conflict Journalism Studies: A Critical Review of Research on Fixers
By Johana Kotišová and Mark Deuze, available here. This paper offers a…
The language of war: Human stories prevent casualties from becoming statistics
By Yaroslava Tymoshchuk On a September afternoon in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, I…
Even the most tragic story should be hopeful
By Savit Vit War is a word that, for me, had always…
“We are working on the information front of the war”
By Ruslan Khalapov On February 24, a call from an employee of…