JSafe is an app built to help female and other marginalized journalists fight against harassment, bullying and assault. It is now available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute created the app to help journalists fight against threats against them and find the resources they need when they find themselves in dangerous situations.

Once inside the app, users can document incidents by uploading the attacker’s email or social media handles. The app also allows users to store any photo or video evidence they might have and indicate the type and level of threat they are experiencing.

The journalists can also request a follow up for resources from the Coalition for Women in Journalism whether it’s to seek out a lawyer, therapist or other assistance, says Kat Duncan, interim director of innovation at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

The Coalition for Women in Journalism, which works with women reporters and has tried various techniques to support reporters when they face harassment, will manage the app, says Kiran Nazish, founding director.

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