The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

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.

Archive Exhibitions Supported by The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Journalists under fire: US Press Freedom Edition

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

Never before have journalists been more vilified as enemies of the people, or their work so readily dismissed and brushed away as fake news.

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Journalists Under Fire

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The life and work of a select number of visual journalists who have been killed in the line of duty, as well as those who are currently under threat for delivering the news we too often take for granted.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Our banner this year will highlight the work of these brave journalists, and shed light on some of the difficulties faced by photojournalists around the world.

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Free Shawkan

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016
“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.
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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Jun 112023

Safety 101 for Visual Journalists

A practical 2-hour workshop introducing visual journalists to safety as a pillar for professionalism and best practice.

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Jun 152022

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.

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Sep 222019

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.

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Apr 272019

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.

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Sep 162018

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?

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