Strategies for Safely Covering Protests

Hosted in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) this webinar was led by journalist safety experts Jean-François Belzil, Alison Baskerville and Colin Pereira, and highlighted strategies to help journalists stay safe while covering protests, including how to prepare for and react to threats against their physical safety. The discussion also provided guidance specifically tailored to covering protests during a pandemic, and situations that women journalists and journalists of color may encounter in the field.

The IWMF’s United States Journalism Emergency Fund directly supports U.S. journalists in need so they can resume work essential to our functioning democracy. Made available to U.S. based journalists regardless of gender (including male identifying), these funds will support journalists with immediate and long-term needs related to their professional work. The fund focuses on journalists targeted as a result of their reporting at events related to the highly charged political unrest and polarization in the U.S., including but not limited to elections, civil movements and other challenging environments. Journalists can apply to the fund here.

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