Everything online journalists need to protect their legal rights. This free resource culls from all Reporters Committee resources and includes exclusive content on digital media law issues.
The Reporters Committee FirstAid app is designed to help journalists who need quick answers to legal issues that arise while covering the news. It is meant as a quick solution during an urgent situation, such as when a judge or other official is keeping you from a hearing or a meeting, or a police officer is threatening you with arrest. More extensive assistance with media law issues is available through our web site.
FirstAid also provides quick access to our hotline for any media law issues, either by phone or email.
The Reporters Committee and this app are available for journalists of all varieties, whether you work for a national news organization or a neighborhood news blog. We never charge for our assistance.
To find our app:
iPhone/iPad: Search the Apple/iTunes App Library for "Reporters Committee," or follow this link on your device.
Android: Search Google Play (formerly the Android Market) for "Reporters Committee, or follow this link on your device.
Kindle Fire users can search the Amazon Android Appstore.
Support: Visit our support page.
Suggestions: Let us know if you have any suggestions or questions. We wrote this app to assist journalists with legal issues that come up as they're covering a story, so if you're one of those journalists and you have a question that isn't answered in the app, let us know and we'll get right on it.