General Resources

Find a Journalist – Around the World: a terrific LinkedIn list of more than 4000 journalists. Find someone in the country you want to go to, and get acquainted! International journalist database.

Global Voices: A great site featuring blogs from around the world; good for research and possible follow-up with individual bloggers.

Twitter: Search your target country/ies on a regular basis; follow substantive tweeters and start developing relationships. Also, check for social media sites that may be popular in a particular locale; Orkut, for example, is big in Brazil and India. This site by the original Backpack Journalist, Bill Gentile, features a list of reporters’ resources all over the world. The International Center for Journalists International Federation of Journalists, the world’s largest organization of journalists. Offers an international Press Card. SPJ’s international pages My blog from my Jakarta days. Not very journalism-focused, but may give you a better sense of what it’s like to work abroad.


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