Wan-Ifra webinar on digital security for journalists, 20 Sept 2022

Journalists will be trained to protect themselves from online threats

Wan-Ifra is organizing a webinar on ‘Digital Security for Journalists’ on 20 September 2022. Photo: Wan-Ifra
Wan-Ifra is organizing a webinar on ‘Digital Security for Journalists’ on 20 September 2022. Photo: Wan-Ifra

Wan-Ifra is organizing a webinar on 20 September 2022 to give a quick rundown of the ways by which journalists can protect themselves and their sources from online security threats using widely available encrypted tools and services.

The webinar, ‘Digital Security for Journalists’, is supported by the Meta Journalism Project.

Journalists around the world are routinely subject to online attacks, harassment and are a prime target of surveillance by state and non-state actors.

These are compounded by the prevalence of online data collection and the ease with which hostile entities can access highly effective tools to hack and intercept journalists and their sources, especially when reporting sensitive issues.

The program includes Securing accounts and profiles, new tools and techniques on digital security, more secure communications, digital security hygiene and responsible security practices in the newsroom, how to use encryption to secure web browsing activity, files we share and store, our emails, calls and messages.

The program is designed for all editorial team members in the Indian news publishing industry, including editors, sub-editors, news editors, digital editors, journalists and reporters, and whoever is using digital platforms for writing and reporting. 

Gurshabad Grover, a technologist and legal researcher based in Bangalore, is the trainer. As an Open Tech Fund Information Controls Fellow, Gurshabad is studying online censorship in South Asia. Gurshabad’s research interests include network security and privacy and the technical and legal mechanisms of surveillance in India.

Priority will be given to participants from Wan-Ifra member companies.

Date of the webinar – 20 September 2022

Timing – 1200 hrs – 1300 hrs IST 

Click here to register for it.

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