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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Safety information for journalists covering civil unrest

As protests break out in Russia, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Sudan, and Algeria, journalists are at increased risk of injury or arrest. Hong Kong police attack journalists with batons and use tear gas at rallies. CPJ's Emergencies Response Team provides up-to-date safety information on covering civil unrest, risk assessments, and digital security. (Photos: AP, AFP. Clockwise from top left: protests in Haiti in March 2019; Moscow, June 2019; Sudan, May 2019; Hong Kong, June 2019)

• CPJ Safety Notes on civil unrest are available in: English | Français | Español |Русский
• CPJ Safety Kit and Resource Center

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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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