Journalist Assistance

How to Get Help

CPJ uses a combination of reporting and advocacy to support press freedom and the rights of journalists worldwide. When advocacy alone is not enough, CPJ’s Journalist Assistance program provides direct support to individuals who are working to disseminate news in dire situations or who are being persecuted for their reporting.

To report a press freedom violation please contact the appropriate CPJ regional staff. All information is confidential. See below for regional contact details.

The safest way to contact CPJ is via SecureDrop. Here’s how:

First, download the Tor Browser which makes Web browsing anonymous and protects it from eavesdropping. Because of the protection it offers, Tor Browser is the only way to access SecureDrop.

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You can also contact us via e-mail, mail, telephone, or fax. You will be asked to provide information about your circumstance, which will be treated in confidence.

Contact details for CPJ regional teams:


Africa Research Associate:
Kerry Paterson

Contact CPJ Africa
Tel: 212-465-1004
Fax: 212-465-9568
Twitter: @africamedia_CPJ


Senior Program Coordinator:
Carlos Lauría
Research Associate:
Alexandra Ellerbeck

Contact CPJ Americas
Tel: 212-465-1004
Fax: 212-465-9568
Twitter: @CPJAmericas
Facebook: CPJ en Español


Program Coordinator:
Bob Dietz
Research Associate:
Sumit Galhotra

Contact CPJ Asia
Tel: 212-465-1004
ext. 140, 115
Twitter: @cpjasia
Facebook: CPJ Asia Desk

Europe and Central Asia

Program Coordinator:
Nina Ognianova
Research Associate:
Muzaffar Suleymanov

Contact CPJ Europe & Central Asia
Tel: 212-465-100 4
ext 106, 101
Fax: 212-465-9568
Facebook: CPJ ECA Desk

Middle East and North Africa

Program Coordinator:
Sherif Mansour
Research Associate:
Jason Stern
Research Associate:
Yasmin el-Rifae

Contact CPJ Middle East and North Africa
Tel: +1 (212) 300-9018,
+1 (212) 300-9017
Twitter: @CPJMena
فيسبوك : لجنة حماية الصحفيين بالعربية

Due to the high volume of requests, we are not able to respond to everyone who needs our help. CPJ gives priority to crisis situations.

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