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Committee to Protect Journalists

How photojournalists can protect themselves in risky environments

When covering conflict zones, protests and other high-risk environments, photojournalists often stand out the most. These tips can help you protect yourself while out on assignment.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 09, 2017

At-risk journalists can turn to 'Emergencies Response Team' for help

The Committee to Protect Journalists has launched a new team meant to help journalists operating in some of the world's most dangerous areas, alongside a report describing the risks faced by media workers. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 24, 2017

Tips and resources for covering terrorism

Reporting on terrorism and terrorist attacks poses a number of acute challenges to journalists. Here are free resources that can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 14, 2017

CPJ issues media safety advisory for covering US presidential inauguration

Ahead of the 2017 U.S. presidential inauguration, the Committee to Protect Journalists has released a set of safety guidelines for journalists planning to cover the event — an unprecedented move.

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 19, 2017

Digital security tips and resources for journalists

With the threat of surveillance and cyberattack higher than ever, here's a look at the free, easy-to-access resources that are available to journalists.

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 17, 2017

CPJ notes security risks for Iranian journalists using Telegram

In Iran, mobile messaging app Telegram is a popular tool for sharing information. However, the Commitee to Protect Journalists finds this platform could pose risks for Iran’s journalists.

Sam Berkhead | June 14, 2016

CPJ uses SecureDrop to protect journalists under fire

How journalists can securely seek protection, Edward Snowden speaks out about the media and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | May 13, 2016

CPJ panel explores intersections of gender and media freedom

Increasingly, women journalists everywhere are targeted with gender-based harassment, assault and attacks in efforts to silence them. A recent Committee to Protect Journalists panel examined possible solutions.

Sam Berkhead | May 04, 2016

How journalists can protect their mental and emotional health while covering traumatic events

Covering tragedy is a big part of many journalists' job description — but it often comes at the expense of their mental health. Here are some resources to alleviate this stress and trauma.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 08, 2016

New app Reporta provides safety net for journalists operating in danger zones

The International Women’s Media Foundation's security app lets journalists check in with contacts and signal emergencies from their mobile phones.

Sherry Ricchiardi | September 29, 2015

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