Physical Safety Strategies for Reporters

Part of the Best Practices for Covering Protests webinar series

Event Details

Friday June 12, 2020 11:00 am
Zoom Webinar

Presented by PEN America, in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists, International Women's Media Foundation, Freedom of the Press Foundation, and the Dart Center

This webinar—co-hosted by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)—will be led by journalist safety experts AlisonBaskerville, Colin Pereira, and Donte Stewart. The training will highlight strategies to help journalists stay physically safer while covering protests during a pandemic, including guidance specifically tailored to situations that journalists of color and women journalists may encounter in the field.

About the Best Practices for Covering Protests series

Amid the sustained protests against police brutality in recent weeks, the US Press Freedom Tracker has already recorded over 380 press freedom violations, including over 50 arrests and over 200 physical attacks against reporters — the majority perpetrated by the police. In response, we have developed a webinar series to empower journalists to take care of their safety and well being as they cover the protests, with an emphasis on their legal rights, physical safety, digital safety, and mental health.


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