Resources for covering protests, journalist safety

Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) condemns the continued acts of violence against journalists who are covering protests over police brutality across the country. We urge our members – and all journalists – to know their rights and to stay safe. Here is a list of resources:

Covering a protest? Know your rights (Poynter)

Resources for journalists covering the protests (SPJ)

Tips for covering protests (Reporters Committee For Freedom of The Press)

Physical safety: Civil disorder (Committee to Project Journalists)

Student media guide to the Privacy Protection Act (Student Press Law Center)

Journalist safety (James W. Foley Legacy Foundation)

Self-care & peer support (Dart Center For Journalism & Trauma)

Safety guide for journalists – PDF (Reporters Without Borders)

Freelance journalist safety principles (Dart Center For Journalism & Trauma)

Safety handbook for women journalists- PDF (International Association of Women in Radio and Television)

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker 

24-hour legal hotline, (800) 336-4243 (Reporters Committee For Freedom of The Press)