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Press Freedom Incident Survey
A coalition of press freedom organizations is working to document incidents in the United States on a new site to be launched in the coming months. For this site we want to compile a database of incidents since January 1, 2017, but we're also interested in hearing about experiences that you've had before 2017. If you have had your equipment seized or been stopped at the border and would be willing to speak with a representative from the Committee to Protect Journalist or another coalition partner, please fill out the survey below. *Anonymized aggregate data from this form may be published. Individual responses and case studies will be used only after a representative of CPJ or a partner organization has established direct contact with the affected journalist and received consent.*
While covering a news event, have you ever: (Please check all that apply)
been ordered to stop photographing/recording
asked to delete photos or recordings
had equipment seized or intentionally damaged
Have you faced other forms of interference or harassment? If so, please describe:
Excluding searches at airports or other border entry points, have authorities ever asked for access to your phone or social media accounts, or to see photos or recordings?
Have you been stopped for secondary screening at the border? (Please check all that apply)
No, I have never been stopped at the border for secondary screening
I have been stopped at the border but authorities did not ask to search electronic devices or ask about my work
I have been stopped at the border and authorities have asked for access to my phone or other electronic device
I have been stopped at the border and authorities asked me about my work
I have been stopped at the border and authorities asked for information about my social media accounts
I have been stopped at the border on multiple occasions
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, what year did the incident(s) take place? (Please check all that apply)
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