CPJ distributes Safety Kit for Journalists Covering the Elections at Manipur Press Club


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 29, 2019: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) representative met local journalists and distributed copies of ‘Safety Kit for journalists covering the elections’ at the Manipur Press Club today.

Hosted by Khelen Thokchom Trust (KTT), the event was addressed by CPJ’s India Correspondent Kunal Majumder who 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.

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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.

It was attended by nearly 35 senior editors and journalists from almost all districts of Manipur.

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.


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