The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report on the news safely and without fear of reprisal.
Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
“Photography is not a hobby for me. It’s a way of life,” wrote Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, better known as “Shawkan,” from the infamous Tora prison. Shawkan has been imprisoned since August 14, 2013, when he was arrested while covering the dispersal of a protest of ousted President Mohamed Morsi supporters, one of the most violent events in the country’s modern history. Shawkan, who was 25 years old at the time of his arrest, has now spent more than 1,000 days behind bars.
Photoville Safety Clinics
The Photoville Freelance Safety Clinics are an opportunity for freelance photojournalists and documentary photographers to receive free, expert, one-on-one advice on safety and security topics.
Teargas, Trolling, and Trauma: Photographing Political Polarization in the U.S.
A panel discussion on the physical, digital, and psychological risks for photographers covering political rallies, protests, and events in an increasingly polarised environment leading up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.
Safety in Focus: The US/Mexico Border
This panel will use coverage of the US/Mexico border as a case study to delve deeply into the issues photographers face while trying to work safely and effectively.
Photography and Trauma: Psychological Stress and The Occupational Hazards of Exposure to Traumatic Imagery
This panel aims to highlight how common psychological stress and trauma is among journalists and discuss related topics: Why are photographers and photo editors at particular risk? What are the barriers to treating trauma and how do we address them? What resources are available?