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CPJ safety advisory: use of chemical agents in the Mosul offensive

A dozen civilians, including women and children, have been treated for suspected exposure to a blistering chemical agent following an Islamic State (IS) attack on East Mosul, Iraq, last week, according to news reports. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said over the weekend that they are investigating the incident. Today, the Emergencies Response Team (ERT) at the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following safety advisory on chemical weapon exposure for journalists covering or planning to cover the Mosul offensive.

March 6, 2017 2:42 PM ET

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CPJ Safety Advisory: US executive order on immigration

On Friday January 27, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order making significant changes to the country's immigration system. In the week since the order was issued, there has been great uncertainty about how to interpret the changes and how these are being implemented by the U.S. agencies charged with immigration and border protection. Several journalists have reached out to the Committee to Protect Journalists seeking additional clarification about the implications of the order to their work and presence in the United States. In response, CPJ's Emergencies Response Team has issued the following advisory.

February 3, 2017 12:41 PM ET

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Trolls and online abuse

Today the Committee to Protect published a blog post detailing increased online harassment to journalists in the United States. Trolling and online abuse of journalists and bloggers, however, is a global threat. At a time when use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are a job requirement for media workers, trolls have become a serious occupational hazard. CPJ's Emergencies Response Team (ERT) issued the following safety advisory for journalists facing issues of online abuse.

January 20, 2017 5:42 PM ET

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the US presidential inauguration and protests

The inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, is expected to draw thousands of protesters to Washington, D.C. Journalists from across the United States and the world will cover the ceremony and the protests planned around it. The Emergencies Response Team (ERT) at the Committee to Protect Journalists has issued the following safety advisory for journalists covering or planning to cover these events.

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CPJ Safety Advisory: The Mosul offensive and psychological injury

A child looks at a U.S. soldier in Mosul, November 17, 2008 (AP/Petros Giannakouris)


The military campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group, known as the Mosul offensive, has resumed with Iraqi forces engaged in a second phase attempting to take further neighborhoods in eastern parts of the city. A number of journalists, freelancers and staffers, remain in Northern Iraq and travel up to the frontlines daily. The Emergencies Response Team (ERT) at the Committee to Protect Journalists has issued the following advisory for journalists covering or planning to cover the Mosul offensive.

January 6, 2017 4:03 PM ET

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Crossing the US border

Travelers are reflected in glass as they line up for security at the international airport in Atlanta, Georgia, March 10, 2016. (AP/David Goldman)


Journalists traveling to or from the United States have been stopped, questioned and faced prolonged and invasive searches that have put the confidentiality of their sources into question. Over the past year, members of the A Culture of Safety
(ACOS) Alliance, a coalition of news organizations, journalists, and press freedom groups that includes the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, have documented at least seven such instances. In response to these incidents, CPJ's Emergencies Response Team has issued the following advisory for journalists crossing the U.S. border.

December 9, 2016 4:02 PM ET

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Mosul

A sniper of the Iraqi rapid response team fires from the window of a hospital in eastern Mosul damaged by fighting with members of the Islamic State group, January 8, 2017. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)


The Committee to Protect Journalists has a new Emergencies Response Team. The ERT will be posting updates on safety for journalists as we think necessary. This is the first one.

November 9, 2016 4:00 PM ET

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