Journalists' Safety

Journalists' Safety

How journalists in Ukraine preserved a trove of Yanukovych's documents

In the hours after Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, journalists banned together to save documents floating in the reservoir on his palatial 350-acre estate and to report on what they found.

Drew Sullivan | March 05, 2014

Tips for freelance journalists reporting from protest zones

In light of the recent protests in Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela, it’s more important than ever to revisit how freelance journalists can protect themselves.

Carlos Cabrera | March 03, 2014

Why investigative journalists should know a thing or two about spycraft

Journalists mastering digital espionage, how tech is making it safer for Mexican reporters, media censorship protests in Turkey and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 21, 2014

Spurring cross-border collaboration on journalism investigations in Latin America

Colombian journalist and Connectas Director Carlos Eduardo Huertas talks with IJNet about the state of investigative journalism in Latin America and a project that's helping it take off.

Margaret Looney | February 05, 2014

Encrypted email helps journalists 'digitally whisper'

The coming weeks will bring the beta release of an open-source, encrypted email for journalists and newsrooms, many of which still rely on email as a main form of online communication.

Jessica Weiss | January 20, 2014

Advice for reporting securely from an Android device

Mobile phones, especially open-source Android devices, pose security risks for journalists, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Here are a few apps and tools to get you started.

Steve Wyshywaniuk | January 03, 2014

Four tools that aim to make journalists and their data more secure

These four open-source encryption tools enable journalists to browse the web anonymously, receive documents and communicate with whistleblowers over a secure connection.

Margaret Looney | December 17, 2013

Interactive map uses crowdsourcing to record attacks on journalists in Iraq

The director of a Baghdad-based journalists' group launched an online map that uses crowdsourced reports to identify attacks in Iraq, one of the most dangerous places to work in news.

Natasha Tynes | November 20, 2013

SecureDrop: a vault where sources can share information with journalists anonymously

Newsrooms can host the open source system on their websites so whistleblowers can submit high-risk documents and tips while maintaining their anonymity.

Margaret Looney | October 18, 2013

Digital security for journalists: why and how to protect your passwords

It's critical that journalists safely guard access to information about their contacts, confidential sources and research documents.

Jorge Luis Sierra | August 22, 2013