Digital Safety

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Digital Safety: Protecting against targeted online attacks

Journalists reporting on misinformation, conspiracy theories, and/or false news are frequently left vulnerable to online attacks by those who originate or support these views, as well as by people with strong political leanings. People supporting the spread of this...

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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...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Rojava and northern Syria

November 14, 2019 4:44 PM ET

Following Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria in October, dozens of local and international journalists have reported on developments from the region. The military action has increased risks for journalists, with at least three killed during Turkish airstrikes last...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering unrest in Hong Kong

November 8, 2019 4:09 PM ET

Police and protesters continue to clash in Hong Kong, especially on the weekends. Incidents in recent months that CPJ is aware of include journalists hit by pepper spray, tear gas, or projectiles fired from crowd-control weapons; police briefly detaining...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Journalist targets of Pegasus spyware

November 6, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Pegasus is a spyware created for mobile devices which transforms a cellphone into a mobile surveillance station. Researchers have documented it being used to spy on journalists. This raises significant implications for journalists’ own security and that of their...

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‘The threats follow us home’: Survey details risks for female journalists in U.S., Canada

September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Ask any female journalist about harassment or safety while on assignment and they’ll likely have a story to tell....

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Why newsrooms need a solution to end online harassment of reporters

September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Stef Schrader was on vacation in Germany last year when spam messages started to flood her inbox. Seeing random emails from Macy’s—and job alerts for the position of “Chief Idiot”—she realized someone had signed her work email up to...

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Psychological safety: Online harassment and how to protect your mental health

Journalists are frequently at risk of being harassed online in an attempt by hostile actors to intimidate or force them into silence. The harassment, most commonly directed at female journalists, often includes threats of violence against the journalist and...

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Digital Safety: Remove personal data from the internet

Journalists have long faced threats in reprisal for their work, and in the internet era, attackers can leverage information published on social media and professional websites to hack, abuse, shame, or defame their target....

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Digital Safety: DIY Guides

Strong digital security is crucial for journalists, but dedicated training may be expensive or inaccessible. Luckily, there is a wealth of information online....

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