Photojournalists face enormous safety and security challenges. They are easily identified, they carry heavy, often expensive equipment, and by necessity need to be close to the action, all making them particularly vulnerable. By sharing their experiences and through our #SafetyInFocus campaign, CPJ is highlighting the risks photojournalists face in the line of duty and just how high the cost of a photo can be. (AP/Julio Cortez)
For jailed journalists, the spread of coronavirus could be a death sentence.
Never have so many different types of journalists reported the news on so many different platforms. Yet no matter the form of journalism—from investigative to beat reporting, foreign correspondence to domestic coverage, blogging to photojournalism—thorough preparation is the starting point.