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The Best Defense: Threats to journalists' safety demand fresh approach

February 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Much work remains to be done to improve the security of journalists in the face of unprecedented threats, including the spread of violent non-state actors, the shrinking rule of law, resurgent authoritarianism, and an industry shift toward reliance on freelancers. Journalists, news outlets, and press freedom groups must find approaches...

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The Best Defense

February 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

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The Best Defense

February 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Threats to journalists' safety demand fresh approach Reporting on wars and natural disasters is inherently dangerous, but the spread of insurgent and criminal groups globally poses an unprecedented risk to journalists. Since the videotaped killings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff in 2014, public awareness of the risks has increased...

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The Best Defense

February 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Only universal technical security will keep journalists safe By Tom Lowenthal, CPJ Staff Technologist Journalism is an information field — its practice is based on communication with sources, compiling and analyzing information and data, and then publishing and sharing the results. Like most members of modern society, journalists rely on...

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The Best Defense

February 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

What is CPJ doing about the risks? This report shows how the world has become more dangerous for journalists. Given the proliferation of violent non-state actors; the shrinking rule of law in some places and resurgent authoritarianism in others; and reduced foreign news coverage by media in favor of reliance...

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The Best Defense

February 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Recommendations The Committee to Protect Journalists offers the following recommendations:...

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CPJ Journalist Security Guide

April 26, 2012 1:01 AM ET

Covering the News in a Dangerous and Changing World By Frank Smyth/CPJ Senior Adviser for Journalist Security With updates from CPJ's Emergencies Response Team...

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