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How journalists can detect electronic surveillance

With surveillance of journalists on the rise virtually everywhere, protect yourself and your sources with these tips.

Jorge Luis Sierra | August 11, 2017

Ranking the best encryption apps for journalists

Each encryption app has different features for journalists to take advantage of, but some are better than others. The Reynolds Journalism Institute's Futures Lab ranked them from best to worst.

Marlee Baldridge, Reynolds Journalism Institute | April 14, 2017

Secure messaging apps: The pros and cons of each platform

Messaging apps are the new front line in ensuring secure communications between journalists, sources and contacts. Here are several different options and their pros and cons.

Christopher Guess | July 06, 2016

12 tips for protecting newsrooms from cyberattacks

With cyberattacks against journalists on the rise, these ideas will help newsrooms do a better job at protecting their websites and other digital information from threats. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | June 20, 2016

The benefits of distributing news under a Creative Commons license

How news organizations can embrace Creative Commons, encrypting your smartphone and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 25, 2016

Why encryption doesn’t need to be an obstacle

Encryption is important for journalists worldwide. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra breaks through the complexities of encryption systems to give readers a user-friendly guide to encryption tools. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | February 02, 2016

ProPublica launches 'dark web' version of its site to preserve anonymity for readers

ProPublica launches the first news site on the "dark web," the debut of livestreaming tool MeVee, and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the CIMA. 

IJNet | January 08, 2016

Ways for journalists to understand algorithms

A University of Maryland professor examines the inner workings of algorithms, The Washington Post begins to encrypt its website and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by CIMA.

IJNet | July 10, 2015

Making a case for encryption, from guacamole recipes to top-secret documents

Encryption, a process to code information in such a way that only authorized people can read it, should be a matter of everyday practice for any journalist.

Jorge Luis Sierra | June 18, 2015
Email Encryption

A step-by-step guide to encrypting your emails with Mailvelope

ICFJ Knight Fellow Christopher Guess explains how to use Mailvelope to deliver and receive messages without worrying about unwanted eyes reading your emails.

Christopher Guess | January 13, 2015