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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, been stopped at the border, or faced other harassment and would be willing to speak with a representative from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), 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 has established direct contact with the affected journalist and received consent.

If you prefer to send an encrypted message, please contact FPF Senior Reporter Peter Sterne:

While covering a news event, have you ever: (Please check all that apply)
Have you faced other forms of interference or harassment? If so, please describe:
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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)
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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