We are happy to report that many of the attendees of our October 11 workshop on Source Protection in the Information Age left with a good foundation in digital security, and trainers gained a better understanding of the challenges journalists face in becoming more secure.
This was a collaboratively organized event that brought together organizations and individuals passionate about the safety and security of journalists. We remain committed to continue supporting this collaboration, and will be planning future workshops.
If you weren’t able to attend the event, we recommend starting with this brief recap. In addition, we would like to share some resources that you may find useful for continuing to develop your skills and understandings in this area.
(Lorenzo, Susan, Sandy & George)
Workshop Panel Videos
Panel 1: How technology and the law put your information at risk
Panel 2: Source protection in the real world – how journalists make it work
Agnes Taile, Andy Greenberg, Sarah Lynch, Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai | Moderated by Susan McGregor
- Susan McGregor’s paper on digital security for journalists:
- Micah Lee’s guide on encryption tools for journalists:
- Jonathan Stray’s “Security for Journalists Guide”
Tactical Tech Collective
Tactical Tech’s Privacy & Expression program builds digital security awareness and skills of independent journalists, and anyone else who is concerned about the security risks and vulnerabilities of digital tools. On their website you can find manuals, short films, interactive exercises and well designed how-to’s.
Upcoming Privacy & Security Events
October 20 | 6:30pm | Tracked Online: How its done and how you can protect yourself
Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays (TA3M) is a community-run monthly meetup that happens in 21 cities throughout the world. It is a good place to meet and learn from individuals that work on anti-surveillance and anti-censorship issues. The October edition of NYC TA3M will feature former product lead of Ghostery who will explain how 3rd parties track you online, what information they collect, and what you can do to protect yourself. If you would like to be alerted of upcoming TA3m events, contact Sandra Ordonez @ email@example.com
Circumvention Tech Festival
The Circumvention Tech Festival will occur on March 1-6 in Valencia, Spain. The festival gathers the community fighting censorship and surveillance for a week of conferences, workshops, hackathons, and social gatherings, featuring many of the Internet Freedom community’s flagship events. This includes a full day of journo security events, which will be conducted both in English and Spanish. This is a great opportunity to meet the digital security pioneers.