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DIGITAL SECURITY FOR JOURNALISTS

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Anti-phishing and Email Hygiene
A guide written by the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
https://freedom.press/anti-phishing-and-email-hygiene

 

CPJ Journalist Security Guide
"The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes Press Freedom worldwide. This guide details what journalists need to know in a new and changing world. It is aimed at local and international journalists of varied levels of experience. The guide outlines basic preparedness for new journalists taking on their first assignments around the world, offers refresher information for mid-career journalists returning to the field, and provides advice on complex issues such as digital security and threat assessment for journalists of all experience levels."
https://www.cpj.org/reports/2012/04/journalist-security-guide.php
PDF: https://www.cpj.org/security/guide.pdf

 

Electronic Frontier Foundation
"The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world."
https://www.eff.org/issues

 

Encryption Works (Freedom of the Press Foundation)
Freedom of the Press Foundation's "introductory guide on how to protect privacy in the age of surveillance."
https://freedom.press/encryption-works

Front Line Defenders
"Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders." Includes grants, training, advocacy, emergency hotline & relocation services.
https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/
Twitter: @FrontLineHRD

 

Global Journalist Security
"Global Journalist Security, a consulting & training organization for journalists, human rights defenders & NGOs."
https://www.journalistsecurity.net/
Twitter: @JournoSecurity

 

International Center for Journalists
"The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is a non-profit organization that is shaping the future of quality journalism." Includes resources, training and tools.
http://www.icfj.org/resources?term_node_tid_depth=424
Twitter: @ICFJ

 

International News Safety Institute
"INSI provides real-time, practical information, training and research to help journalists around the world do their jobs safely."
http://www.newssafety.org/home/
Twitter: @INSInews

 

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières)
"Reporters Without Borders fights for press freedom all over the world. " Offers resources, training, loan of body armor, helmets, and distress beacons, a 24 hour emergency hotline, and insurance for "freelancers of any nationality, or staff journalists not covered by an employer insurance policy."
https://rsf.org/en
Twitter: @RSF_en

 

Rory Peck Trust
"The Rory Peck Trust is the only organisation dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers around the world."
https://rorypecktrust.org/
Twitter: @rorypecktrust

 

Secure Drop: A Project of the Freedom of the Press Foundation
"An open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources."
https://securedrop.org/

 

Security in-a-Box: Tools and Tactics for Digital Security
"Security in-a-Box is a guide to digital security for activists and human rights defenders throughout the world."
https://securityinabox.org/en

 

Tor Project
"The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet... Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents."
https://www.torproject.org/