CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the Amazon basin

"The June 2022 disappearance and killing of British journalist Dom Philips and Brazilian Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira highlighted the safety risks journalists face while reporting from the Amazon region.

Phillips and Pereira went missing on the morning of June 5, 2022 while traveling by boat along the Itaquaí River, where Phillips was reporting on a book on the Amazon rainforest. An abundance of natural resources, limited policing, and corruption makes the Amazon rainforest a haven for criminals. Reporting on illegal activities can be fraught with danger.

CPJ has compiled safety guidance for journalists planning to report from the region, and best practices for protecting their physical and digital safety and the safety of their sources."

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