Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, author of the book Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today, shares a riot control primer for journalists covering protests across the United States.
Resources for Press Freedom
Covering civil unrest can be frightening and dangerous. A crowd may turn violent with little warning and police can target journalists or mistake them for rabble rousers. It’s particularly challenging to maintain social distancing during a riot, so take extra precautions to stay on the edge for quick exit. Bring extra masks, gloves and sanitizer for gear.
Everybody will end up losing if hate speech is left unchecked.
Journalists are increasingly being targeted through their email. Virtually every hack of an individual reporter or entire news organization starts with a relatively simple attack: phishing and spear phishing. Prepare yourself for this eventuality with this e-mail hygiene guide from the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data. Surveillance Self-Defense is Electronic Frontier Foundation's guide to defending yourself and your sources from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.
You’ve been arrested at an event. You’re taken to the police station and your phone is confiscated. When you’re let out, you realize someone has gone through your digital belongings. What now? See this guide from the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
For the first time, the United Nations Human Rights Council's biannual resolution on journalist safety urges all states to release arbitrarily detained journalists and to protect the rights of reporters to use digital encryption and anonymity tools.
Based on 86 in-depth interviews with journalists, editors and media owners, this Human Rights Watch report documents the hostile environment in which journalists work in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia