Safety Advisories

2020

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Digital security during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2, 2020 9:15 AM ET

The current global health situation has seen changes to the way journalists do their job, with an increasing number working from home instead of an office. This is creating digital security issues for journalists and media outlets who still need to work during the coronavirus outbreak....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in India

February 25, 2020 3:25 PM ET

Also available in हिंदी में and اردو میں Demonstrations are continuing across India following the introduction of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019, as reported by The Guardian. Violence has escalated with at least four people killed yesterday, and at least 10 people killed and over...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the coronavirus outbreak

February 10, 2020 12:00 PM ET

Updated March 25, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020, and the number of cases continues to rise globally, according to the WHO. The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center is a safe and reliable resource to keep...

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U.S. elections 2020: Journalist safety kit

January 30, 2020 10:00 AM ET

The United States is scheduled to hold presidential and congressional elections on November 3, 2020. Journalists covering elections and political rallies in the U.S. in recent years have been subjected to online and verbal harassment and even physical assault, CPJ has found....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in Lebanon

January 22, 2020 3:20 PM ET

Protests in Lebanon have become more violent in recent weeks, with approximately 500 protesters and members of the security forces injured, according to reports. Lebanese authorities have used water cannon, batons, rubber bullets and, on occasion, fired teargas directly at protesters, according to reports. Protesters have thrown projectiles including...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Iraq Safety Advisory

January 7, 2020 5:30 PM ET

In wake of the January 3, 2020, U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, pro-Iranian militias have warned that “all retaliation options are on the table,” as reported by The Independent. According to CPJ research, pro-Iran militias, including those known as...

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