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

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Digital Journalism

ProPublica presents a version of its site meant for the "dark web," the debut of new livestreaming tool MeVee and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

ProPublica launches the dark web’s first major news site

ProPublica became the first known major media outlet to launch a version of its site that runs as a “hidden service” on the Tor network, the anonymity system that powers the thousands of untraceable websites that are sometimes known as the darknet or dark web. The move, ProPublica says, is designed to offer the best possible privacy protections for its visitors seeking to read the site’s news with their anonymity fully intact. (Wired, 1/7)

App for journalists: MeVee, a new livestreaming tool

Journalists using MeVee are able to share the link to their live broadcasts whilst streaming, to Twitter, Facebook, by email and even via Skype, as opposed to tweeting out prior to livestreaming and then relying on the community to promote their content for them. (, 1/7)

Reporting development: A guide for African journalists

A new publication and resource tailored for media professionals in Africa has just been released by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Kenya’s AfricaOnAir. (African Media Initiative, 12/10)

Encryption and censorship in a globalized world

While calls for eliminating encryption or blocking terroristic or hate speech online make for great sound bites, they quickly run into the reality that the Internet is a global tool that brings together an incredibly diverse range of perspectives. (Forbes, 12/16)

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