Feb. 4–6 2015 – CICG, Geneva, Switzerland

Anonymous Communications, Data Security and Protection of Sources for Journalists & NGOs

Curated by the Lift community
Wed, Feb. 04 2015 - 09:00 to 12:00
Room 20 (Floor 3)
  • Trainer, advisor and lecturer in information technology and communication

Workshop description: In order to preserve access to sensitive information and to protect their sources, reporters must be aware of basic online security issues and easy-to-use tools to protect their work. This expertise is not just necessary for reporters’ safety, but also for ensuring that sources feel their identities will be protected if necessary—a cornerstone of a robust press.

This hands-on cybersecurity training workshop will give reporters the tools they need for cyber safety. It will be led by Reporters Without Borders’online security adviser Stephane Koch. Koch has led similar workshops at the Medill School of Journalism, the National Press Club and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as well as internationally in the Middle East and South East Asia for local journalists. No previous experience with online security issues is required to attend the workshop. All that’s needed is a laptop. Participants will leave with an array of resources and software. They are shown risks, principles, practices and tools designed to keep their data and information secure.

Interactivity: The workshop is leaded by a power-point presentation, and participants can interact and share experciences or ask questions whenever they want.