GUWAHATI, Mar 27: 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 today.
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.