Ask an Expert (For Journalists)
CPJ’s safety experts provide information and support to all journalists, including freelancers and media workers, around the world. They host free, expert, one-to-one information sessions on physical safety, risk assessment, and digital security.
If you have a question about reporting safely and would like to work with a CPJ expert, please complete the following form.
For questions about COVID-19, we encourage everyone to first read CPJ's safety advisory on how to safely cover the pandemic. Your question might be answered in the advisory:
For questions about election safety, please first consult CPJ's election safety guide:
PREFERRED FORM OF CONTACT
ARE YOU A WORKING JOURNALIST?
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
WHERE DO YOU WORK?
WHAT MEDIA OUTLET(S) DO YOU WORK FOR?
WHAT ROLES DO YOU PERFORM? [Choose all that apply]
Camera operative / Video journalist
Producer / Editor
Reporter / Correspondent
WHAT BEAT DO YOU USUALLY COVER? [Choose all that apply]
WHAT KIND OF PHYSICAL SAFETY INFORMATION OR SUPPORT ARE YOU SEEKING? [Choose all that apply]
Physical safety: Pre & post assignment considerations
Physical safety: Avoiding infection general guidance
Physical safety: Equipment safety
Physical safety: PPE (personal protective equipment)
Physical safety: Traveling safely
Physical safety: Location dependent security (ie. covering COVID-19 in prisons, slums etc)
WHAT KIND OF DIGITAL SAFETY INFORMATION OR SUPPORT ARE YOU SEEKING? [Choose all that apply]
Digital safety: Online harassment
Digital safety: Fake news and misinformation
Digital safety: Working from home
Digital safety: Phishing and malware
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY GUIDANCE AND/OR TRAINING FROM YOUR EMPLOYER? [Choose all that apply]
All of the above
None of the above
PLEASE PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COVID-19 COVERAGE, AND WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM THIS CONSULTATION (Max. 200 words)
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