3 digital security resources for journalists

Aug. 16, 2016

Digital privacy is one of the biggest concerns for journalists today. Whether you’re a news reporter working for a daily news site or a freelance investigative journalist operating solo in conflict zones, there’s no better time to beef up on your digital security knowledge and help protect your sources. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of three digital security resources to keep you protected. 


1. Security in a Box

Want to protect yourself from hackers and malware? Look no further than Security in a Box. The site offers a series of video tutorials on simple ways to maintain a low online profile. Available in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Armenian, Croatian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Albanian, Bosnian.

2. Journalism Security Guide

If you are serious about digital security, there’s no better resource than The Committee to Protect Journalists. The organization addresses cyber security as part of its Journalism Security Guide. Check out the third chapter on Technology Security and get to grips with how to protect yourself and your sources when reporting from the most dangerous parts of the world.

3. Digital Survival Guide

In November 2012, Reporters Without Borders launched WeFightCensorship.org, a website for combating censorship. The site includes a “Digital Survival Kit,” a collection of articles and manuals that explain to news providers how they can ward off online surveillance. The kit is also available in five languages.
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