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.


Safety Advisory: Covering the coronavirus outbreak

Journalists covering COVID-19 can read CPJ’s Safety Advisory, which is kept up-to-date with advice on pre-assignment preparation, travel planning, avoiding infection while covering the disease, and post-assignment actions journalists should take to keep safe. (Photo courtesy Stafania Battistini)

• Read the Safety Advisory in more than

• Editors’ checklist: Preparing for COVID-19 assignments
• CPJ Safety Advisory: Digital security during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Safety Advisories

April 21, 2020
Covering U.S. coronavirus anti-lockdown protests
April 2, 2020
Digital security during the COVID-19 pandemic
February 25, 2020
Covering protests in India

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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COVID-19: CPJ safety experts and other resources

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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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