Emergency Response

Emergencies Response Team


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.


Spotlight

Threats to safety demand fresh approach

Journalists face unprecedented risks from the spread of violent non-state actors, the shrinking rule of law, resurgent authoritarianism, and an industry shift toward reliance on freelancers. In response, journalists, news outlets, and press freedom groups must find approaches that go beyond traditional training and advocacy. A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Infographic: Price of Protection
Video: On the front line of news gathering
CPJ recommendations
 Scout Tufankjian


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. Details »

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. Details »


Join Us in Helping Colleagues

You can help journalists at risk by donating to the Gene Roberts Emergency Fund. Details »

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. Details »

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