Problems at the Border?

April 20, 2018 – Are you a journalist whose electronic devices were searched at the US border? Were you stopped for extra screening?

If so, we want to hear from you.

The NewsGuild-CWA is working with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and other press freedom organizations to understand and document the scope of the problems facing journalists entering and exiting the country.

A coalition of journalism organizations will compile information on the US Press Freedom Tracker, address the issues, and, where appropriate, refer individual journalists to advisories and assistance where needed.

If you have been stopped at the border or experienced other problems when crossing the border, please contact the Guild at, or contact at CPJ ( or RSF ( directly to report incidents or seek advice. People who submit reports may remain anonymous.