Journalists' Safety

Journalists' Safety

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

WeFightCensorship publishes banned articles

Reporters Without Borders created a "digital safe" to offer a secure way for journalists facing censorship to submit news and documents for publication.

Margaret Looney | June 28, 2013

How journalists can keep their mobile phones secure

The features that make a reporter’s phone such a useful tool can also make it an attractive target to governments, hackers and criminals. Here's how to protect your phone.

Jorge Luis Sierra | June 12, 2013

Journalists: protect your computer today in case it's stolen tomorrow

When journalists' computers are stolen, they can lose confidential, valuable and sensitive information. However, by adopting a few preventive measures, they can reduce the potential damage of a computer theft.

Jorge Luis Sierra | May 24, 2013

Preparing to report from a conflict zone

Hostile-environment training is essential for freelancers considering assignments in the world’s conflict zones.

Jessica Weiss | May 17, 2013

New digital map tracks attacks on journalists and bloggers

In Mexico, where more than 80 journalists have been killed since 2005, a new map offers a safer way to report attacks.

Jorge Luis Sierra | April 25, 2013

Five tips for journalists reporting abroad

In the latest IJNet Live chat, two reporters shared their advice on preparing for a reporting assignment abroad, staying safe overseas, finding fixers and more.

Margaret Looney | February 08, 2013

A new toolkit for journalists covering human rights issues

Internews recently released a web resource titled "Speak up, speak out: A toolkit for reporting on human rights issues." Here are IJNet's main takeaways.

Margaret Looney | March 23, 2012

Five ways to improve media aid

In many countries, media development organizations train journalists, launch reporting projects and help build media institutions. What impact do they have, and how could they be more effective?

Jennifer Dorroh | February 06, 2012