Resources for Journalists in Exile

An airplane is seen at an airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 7, 2022.
An airplane is seen at an airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 7, 2022. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)

Increasingly, journalists and independent media outlets are being forced into exile. Whether fleeing the immediate danger posed by a war, the threat of draconian legislation, or retaliatory harm directly related to their work, journalists are being forced to leave their countries, their homes, and even at times their family members behind, often with little hope to return or knowledge of what comes next.

CPJ has assembled a series of resources intended to help journalists navigate the particular dangers facing those who are forced into exile.

Digital safety resources for journalists in exile

Journalists in exile face a range of digital security challenges unique to their individual circumstances. CPJ has tools to help you manage or mitigate potential dangers.

Digital Safety Guide for journalists in exile

This guide provides journalists in exile with practical steps they can take to better ensure their safety.

Digital Safety Checklist for journalists in exile

A checklist that can be used by journalists to help better protect themselves, their families, and their sources.

If you would like to speak with someone about legal threats you are facing or are concerned about, please email [email protected]. If you are a journalist looking for safety information you can also text us on WhatsApp at +1 206 590 6191.