Emergency Assistance

If you are a journalist who needs emergency digital security or psychosocial/mental health assistance because of an incident linked to online violence, the following organizations can help.


If you are concerned for your physical safety and feel safe contacting law enforcement, then you should do so.

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Access Now

Access Now is a non-profit providing emergency digital security support in nine languages, through a 24/7 service. They respond to all requests within two hours.

The International Women’s Media Foundation

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is a non-profit working internationally to support women journalists. The organization offers individual digital security assistance in English and Spanish (español).

The Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is an American independent non-governmental organization. It can support journalists with digital security assistance in English and Spanish. Apply directly via the emergency email address or via the CPJ representative in your region.


A digital emergency assistance service in French (en français) and in English dedicated to journalists and activists.

Games and Online Harassment Hotline

A text-message based, confidential, emotional support hotline is available only in the USA. This service is open to all journalists and is currently available every day of the week.

Vita Activa

A helpline offering psychosocial support for those suffering from online abuse. Available in English and Spanish (español).

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

The CCRI Crisis Helpline provides assistance to U.S. victims of nonconsensual pornography.

Free Press Unlimited

Reporters Respond is an emergency support for journalists in distress who have been confronted with (online) harassment, intimidation or violence.

The Coalition for Women in Journalism

Women journalists who have been harassed or abused in any way and would like to report the incident can contact this organization. 

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