Survey seeks to determine reporter safety challenges

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The Emergencies Response Team at the Committee to Protect Journalists is looking to improve the safety tools and resources available to women and gender-nonconforming journalists working in the United States and Canada.

Lucy Westcott, CPJ’s James W. Foley fellow, created a survey to better understand the challenges these journalists face.

The committee invites you to take this survey and to share it widely. Please respond to this survey by March 31, 2019.

From physical to digital to psychological threats, CPJ wants to understand the types of threats women and gender-nonconforming journalists face, what safety and security information is available to them, and what kind of related training, if any, they have received.

Even if you have not faced any safety issues, the team would still like to hear from you. The goal is to understand where the gaps are in terms of journalists’ safety knowledge and to develop appropriate tools and resources to better support journalists based on the risk environment in which they work.

CPJ is looking for a varied group of respondents from many different journalism backgrounds.