Citizen Lab Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire will participate in the “Digital Safety for Journalists” online workshop, organised by DW Akademie and Reporters Without Borders Germany (RSF). The workshop runs from December 2-6, 2013 and is open to journalists and others interested in the subject. The workshop is free of charge.
Journalists can find answers to questions they are increasingly asking themselves: How careful do they have to be online? What dangers lurk behind Google, Facebook and What’s App? What can their mobiles reveal about them? And above all, what can they do to minimize their risks and maximize their safety?
The six live online seminars (webinars) will feature other renowned journalists and digital safety experts, including journalist and pro-democracy activist Ala’a Shehabi, who has been the subject of several digital attacks by the Bahraini government, digital security expert Anne Roth from Tactical Tech, one of world’s leading NGOs working on digital security for activists and dissidents, data journalist Sebastian Mondial who was pivotal in setting up and maintaining the secure communication of nearly eighty journalists involved in the offshore tax leaks case, and Hauke Gierow, head of the Internet freedom desk at Reporters Without Borders Germany.
Daily posts will accompany the workshop and look at a wide range of digital security topics: from taking the anonymous browsing tool TOR for a test run in Cambodia to dealing with password mayhem. Posts start November 25 and will continue for the duration of the workshop.
The workshop can also be followed on twitter at @dw_akademie and #digisafe.