From a Correspondent
Guwahati, March 28,
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) representative met local journalists and distributed copies of ‘Safety Kit for journalists covering the elections’ at the Guwahati Press Club yesterday.
CPJ’s Emergencies Response Team (ERT) has compiled the Safety Kit based on best international practices. It contains information for
editors, reporters, and photojournalists on how to prepare for elections, and how to mitigate digital, physical and psychological risk.
CPJ’s India Correspondent Kunal Majumder spoke on various aspects of Digital Safety including Basic device preparedness, Identifying bots, Online harassment and trolling and Securing and storing materials. He also touched on Physical Safety issues like Reporting safely on
rallies and protests and Reporting safely in a hostile community.
Soft copy of the Safety kit is also available on CPJ website: https://cpj.org/2019/03/india-elections-journalists-safety-kit.php and can be freely used, distributed and republished.
CPJ is also organising such events in Imphal (on Dec 29th) and Agartala (On Dec 31st) in their respective press clubs.
About Committee to Protect Journalists:
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the
right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.
Every year, hundreds of journalists are attacked, imprisoned, or killed. For more than 30 years, CPJ has been there to defend them and fight for press freedom.
CPJ is made up of about 40 experts around the world, with headquarters in New York City. CPJ’s work is based on its research, which provides
a global snapshot of obstructions to a free press worldwide. CPJ’s research staff documents hundreds of attack on the press each year.
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