Resources for Covering Civil Unrest
A host of resources that can help journalists and newsrooms as they take steps to prepare for civil unrest or volatility.
(This resource was originally published on January 19 2021, following the attack on the U.S. Capitol, when more than 25,000 National Guard were deployed ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20th.)
Journalist resilience, well-being and self-care
Covering street protests, as well as general physical and psychological safety
How to Safely Cover Riots and Civil Unrest (Judith Matloff)
Covering the Build-Up to the U.S. Presidential Inauguration (Committee to Protect Journalists)
Legal resources for journalists
Guide to Legal Rights in the U.S. (Committee to Protect Journalists)
Digital safety and online harassment
Online Harassment Field Manual (PEN America)
Tips for Dealing With Harassment (Journalists of Color Slack environment)
Digital Safety Kit (Committee to Protect Journalists)
Resources on covering COVID-19 and working amid a pandemic
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