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Guidelines for first-hand reporting

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A reporter interviewing a protester outside Calgary's U.S. consulate. PHOTO: Robert Thivierge (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Global Voices is mostly a second-hand reporting site–we curate from sources that live on the internet and quote reporting done by other media outlets. But sometimes we do engage in first-hand reporting.

Whenever we do, there are a few ethical principles we should follow:

1. Obtain consent from the source to be quoted specifically on globalvoices.org

2. Disclose your relationship with your sources

3. Keep your notes