Journalist Assistance

Emergencies Response Team


CPJ's Emergencies Response Team provides comprehensive, life-saving support to journalists and media support staff working around the world through up-to-date safety and security information and rapid response assistance to journalists at risk.


Spotlight

In Ethiopia, choice of life in exile or jail

As the Ethiopian government cracks down on independent media, more than 30 journalists go into exile. During a joint mission to meet those who had fled and determine how best to help them, the Committee to Protect Journalists finds that for many, the fear that drove them to leave behind families, homes, and a steady income remains long after they have crossed the border.
Journalist Assistance
Ethiopia: 17 journalists in jail
CPJ/Nicole Schilit


Making an Impact


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Bob Rugurika
Burundi
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Miguel Díaz
Mexico
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Nguyen Van Hai
Vietnam

CPJ has provided assistance to journalists in dozens of countries throughout the world. See how we are making an impact. Details »


What We Do

We work to ensure that all journalists are aware of safety and security issues that relate to their work. We provide support to frontline journalists, and rapid response assistance to journalists who are injured, imprisoned, or forced to flee because of their work. Details »

How to Get Help

The safest way to contact us is via SecureDrop (click here for more information). You can also contact us by e-mail, mail, telephone, fax, or social media. You will be asked to provide information, in confidence, about your circumstances. Details »


Join Us in Helping Colleagues

You can help journalists at risk by donating to the Gene Roberts Emergency Fund. Details »

Resource Center

Look here for additional information on journalist security and other resources and contact information for international agencies and nongovernmental organizations that assist journalists at risk. Details »

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