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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Security risk for press as Gaza protests continue

Ongoing protests in the Gaza Strip put journalists at risk as Israeli security forces fire tear gas and live ammunition. Palestinian journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Hussein die from their injuries after being hit by live rounds. Several journalists are injured during the protests, including at least 14 hit by rounds of ammunition. (Photo: Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Gaza protests
Letter: Israel must review IDF policy on mass protests and the press

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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

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.

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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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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.

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