4 multilingual journalism guides to access now

Aug. 27, 2019

Whether you’re a bilingual reporter or a trainer looking for multilingual resources, these platforms will provide you with research papers, guides and much more in various languages. 

1. The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)  
Looking for tips, tools, and tutorials? These guides focus on investigative journalism and provide case studies and examples from around the world. Most are available for free, unless indicated otherwise and are available in more than 4 languages. 

2. A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage
Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the verification handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

3. The BBC Academy 
This section of the BBC Academy website is the current style guide for all BBC News output. Although it is only a guide for journalists, it details many of the rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar. It also covers accuracy, fairness and impartiality and covers topics that sometimes can be extremely useful to new journalists. 

4. UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector
This section provides access to substantive information material produced or sponsored by UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector. You'll find books, manuals, guides, reports, proceedings, periodicals, audios/videos, multimedia, etc. Most of the content is available in multiple languages. 

Looking for more multilingual resources? Check out Advocacy Assembly’s trilingual blog where you’ll find exclusive interviews and tips to help support your journalism career.