Safety Advisories

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Venezuela Country Safety Page

June 15, 2017 6:25 PM ET

Updated August 11, 2017As the political situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate, journalists covering protests have been routinely targeted, harassed, attacked, and detained. To provide concrete safety information for local and international journalists covering the unrest, CPJ's Emergencies Response Team is issuing periodic updates on the political situation, protests,...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Protests in Venezuela

April 12, 2017 3:12 PM ET

Venezuelan opposition supporters have been protesting against the government of President Nicolás Maduro since the Supreme Court ruled to strip the National Assembly of its lawmaking powers at the end of March. This is the longest sustained wave of anti-government demonstrations since 2014....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in Belarus

March 24, 2017 3:53 PM ET

Beginning in early February, there have been nationwide demonstrations in Belarus to protest the introduction of a new tax on the unemployed. More than 150 protesters have been arrested, dozens have been fined or sentenced to up to 15 days in jail for participating in the protests, and at least...

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CPJ safety advisory: use of chemical agents in the Mosul offensive

March 6, 2017 2:42 PM ET

A dozen civilians, including women and children, have been treated for suspected exposure to a blistering chemical agent following an Islamic State (IS) attack on East Mosul, Iraq, last week, according to news reports. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said over...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: US executive order on immigration

February 3, 2017 12:41 PM ET

On Friday January 27, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order making significant changes to the country's immigration system. In the week since the order was issued, there has been great uncertainty about how to interpret the changes and how these are being implemented by the U.S. agencies...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Trolls and online abuse

January 20, 2017 5:42 PM ET

Today the Committee to Protect published a blog post detailing increased online harassment to journalists in the United States. Trolling and online abuse of journalists and bloggers, however, is a global threat. At a time when use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are a job requirement for...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the US presidential inauguration and protests

January 13, 2017 2:27 PM ET

The inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, is expected to draw thousands of protesters to Washington, D.C. Journalists from across the United States and the world will cover the ceremony and the protests planned around it. The Emergencies Response Team (ERT) at the Committee to Protect...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: The Mosul offensive and psychological injury

January 6, 2017 4:03 PM ET

The military campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group, known as the Mosul offensive, has resumed with Iraqi forces engaged in a second phase attempting to take further neighborhoods in eastern parts of the city. A number of journalists, freelancers and staffers,...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Crossing the US border

December 9, 2016 4:02 PM ET

Journalists traveling to or from the United States have been stopped, questioned and faced prolonged and invasive searches that have put the confidentiality of their sources into question. Over the past year, members of the A Culture of Safety (ACOS) Alliance, a coalition of news organizations, journalists, and press...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Mosul

November 9, 2016 4:00 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has a new Emergencies Response Team. The ERT will be posting updates on safety for journalists as we think necessary. This is the first one....

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