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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Journalists covering World Cup risk surveillance, harassment

Journalists traveling to Russia to cover the FIFA World Cup risk potential harassment and surveillance. FIFA rules make it difficult for Russian authorities to bar reporters or deny visas, but the media may come under surveillance or be harassed if they report on issues outside sport. CPJ's Emergency Response Team recommends journalists take steps to tighten digital security before traveling, to lessen the risk of security breaches or potential data theft. (Picture: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

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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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