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Foreign reporters describe safety concerns covering US elections and protests

Covering elections as a foreign correspondent in the United States has traditionally meant press conferences, long days at political rallies, and road trips through rural America. This year, however, amid the spread of COVID-19, curtailed campaigns, civil unrest, visa issues, and an unpredictable political environment, the elections beat has been particularly challenging for foreign reporters….

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CPJ releases safety kit in response to risks identified by female journalists in US, Canada

New York, September 4, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today released a collection of safety resources for female journalists. The package features an analysis of CPJ data from a survey of female and gender non-conforming journalists in the U.S. and Canada, an infographic, and specialized safety advice.

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CPJ emergencies director meets journalists at Venezuela-Colombia border

Safety concerns for media escalate along with political tensions New York, March 7, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists traveled this week to Colombia, including its border with Venezuela, to meet with journalists and other press freedom organizations.

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President Enrique Peña Nieto, left, pledged in a meeting with a CPJ delegation, right, to make ending impunity and keeping journalists safe a priority. (Los Pinos)

Mexican president pledges to prioritize journalist safety and combat impunity

Mexico City, May 4, 2017– Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today pledged to prioritize combating impunity in the murders of journalists for the remainder of his term, which ends next year. He said the safety and protection of journalists would also be a priority.

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A child looks at a U.S. soldier in Mosul, November 17, 2008 (AP/Petros Giannakouris)

CPJ Safety Advisory: The Mosul offensive and psychological injury

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, remain in Northern Iraq and travel…

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Travelers are reflected in glass as they line up for security at the international airport in Atlanta, Georgia, March 10, 2016. (AP/David Goldman)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Crossing the US border

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 freedom groups that includes the Committee…

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A sniper of the Iraqi rapid response team fires from the window of a hospital in eastern Mosul damaged by fighting with members of the Islamic State group, January 8, 2017. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Mosul

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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