Rebecca Redelmeier/CPJ Audience Engagement Associate

Rebecca Redelmeier is CPJ's audience engagement associate. Previously, she developed reports and data stories about how online audiences engage with content for NewsWhip, and worked as a reporter for Daily Maverick in South Africa.

Threats, attacks, and insults: Canadian reporters on covering vaccine mandate protests

“Fake news.” “Go home.” “You’re the virus.” These are just a few of the insults that protesters have hurled at Evan Solomon, a reporter at national Canadian broadcaster CTV, and his colleagues as they have covered demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions in Ottawa. The protests – which began in Canada’s capital in late January to counter…

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‘Like an open-air cage’: Police restrict reporters’ access to Canadian anti-logging protests

As demonstrators in the Canadian province of British Columbia protest the logging of one of the province’s last old-growth forests, located in the Fairy Creek watershed on Pacheedaht First Nations territory on Vancouver Island, journalists have been impeded from covering the story.  Since May 17, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have enforced an injunction — approved by…

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Election disinformation happens all over the world. These journalists are combating it.

With multiple federal investigations underway into the January 6 Capitol riot, concerns still abound about the spread of disinformation around the U.S. election. But the U.S. is not alone in confronting the phenomenon. Disinformation is happening all over the world – especially during high stakes events like national votes.    “It’s language agnostic, it’s region agnostic,…

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How do I cover COVID-19? Frequently asked questions for CPJ’s safety experts

The coronavirus has changed the way journalists report around the world. As COVID-19 morphed into a pandemic in early 2020, journalists quickly needed to know how to safely cover the world’s biggest news story. The uncertainty around the virus meant that even stepping outside was fraught with risk. Journalists soon got in touch with CPJ’s…

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Data journalists describe challenges of reporting on the true toll of COVID-19

How many people worldwide have been infected by the coronavirus, and how many have died as a result? Finding reliable information on the virus’s toll has proven such a challenging task that it is nearly impossible to answer these basic questions, five data journalists from around the world told CPJ in May and June. In…

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An entrance to a beach is closed on March 31, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

University of Florida student journalist on covering COVID-19 amid campus closure

When university campuses across the U.S. began to send students home in response to growing coronavirus concerns, student journalists did not close their student papers, pack up, and leave. Instead, many student journalists across the country have emerged as their communities’ local coronavirus news reporters. The student journalists at The Independent Florida Alligator at the…

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