Emergency Response


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.


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Pegasus spyware a threat to journalism

The spyware Pegasus, which transforms a cellphone into a mobile surveillance station, is detected in 45 countries including Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Morocco, Togo, Israel, the U.S., and the UAE, a Citizen Lab report finds. The spyware was previously used against the press in Mexico. CPJ's Emergencies Response Team provides advice for journalists on protecting their devices and communications from Pegasus. (Photo: AFP/Alfredo Estrella)

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Safety Advisories


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.

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How to Get Help

Contact us by e-mail, mail, telephone, fax, or social media. You will be asked to provide information, in confidence, about your circumstances.

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The Foley Fellowship

The James W. Foley Fellowship honors American journalist James Foley, killed in 2014. It is awarded annually to an individual passionate about journalist safety and freedom of expression.

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Safety Kit

CPJ's four-part Safety Notes provides journalists and newsrooms with basic safety information on physical, digital and psychological safety resources and tools.

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