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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CPJ releases US 2020 election safety kit

As news coverage increases of the U.S. 2020 presidential election campaign, CPJ releases safety resources for the media. Journalists covering election rallies and events in the U.S. are harassed online, verbally assaulted, and even physically assaulted. The safety kit includes information for editors, reporters, and photojournalists on how to prepare for assignments and how to mitigate and prepare for digital, physical, and psychological risk. (Artwork: Jack Forbes)

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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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Resources for journalists covering the U.S. 2020 election
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