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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Climate for press deteriorates as Venezuela crisis deepens

Venezuela's authorities crack down on the press amid widespread protests. Agents raid at least three news outlets, a news station is taken off air, and police briefly detain two journalists covering protests. Authorities detain and deport multiple international news teams accused of lacking the proper accreditation. Journalists report being attacked and injured covering demonstrations. Several prominent editors are in exile fearing arrest in criminal defamation cases brought over their critical reporting. (Photo: AP/Fernando Llano)

• CPJ's safety advisory on covering the political crisis is available in English and Español

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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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