CPJ Journalist Security Guide

CPJ Journalist Security Guide

by Frank Smyth

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CPJ Journalist Security Guide by Frank Smyth, Danny O'Brien

The world is an increasingly dangerous place for journalists. Each year, dozens are killed and thousands are imprisoned, attacked, or threatened. Digital technology enables governments and criminals to monitor journalists and intercept their communications. And today more freelancers than ever are reporting on the front lines of major stories—with most responsible for their own preparation, equipment, and care.

The CPJ Journalist Security Guide provides detailed advice to local and international journalists of all experience levels. Written by experts with the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization that defends journalists worldwide, the guide outlines basic preparedness for new reporters taking on their first assignments. It offers refresher information for seasoned journalists returning to the field. And it provides advice on complex issues such as digital security and threat assessment for all journalists.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014549455
Publisher: Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication date: 04/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 259 KB

About the Author

Frank Smyth, CPJ’s senior adviser for journalist security, is a veteran correspondent who has covered armed conflict, organized crime, and human rights in nations including El Salvador, Colombia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, and Iraq.

Danny O’Brien, CPJ’s Internet advocacy coordinator, is a digital rights activist and a technology journalist for numerous international publications.

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