By Frank Smyth/CPJ Senior Adviser for Journalist Security
With updates from CPJ's Emergencies Response Team
August 3, 2016 1:44 PM ET
When journalists believe they might be targeted by government hackers, pulled into a criminal investigation, or searched and interrogated about their work at the U.S. border, their ability to inform the public erodes. If journalists cannot communicate in confidence with sources, they cannot do their jobs.