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Digital security do’s and don’ts for journalists

dos and donts for journalists

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KATYA PODKOVYROFF LEWIS

Journalists around the world are working in completely different environments. A journalist in Spain doesn’t face the same security concerns as a journalist working in Iran. But when it comes to digital security, everyone needs to take steps to protect their data, their communications and their sources.

A crackdown on press freedom across the globe has led to increasingly hostile environments, making the need for security even more pressing. Now, as we face new conditions during the COVID-19 global pandemic, we’ve become ever more dependent on the internet to carry out our reporting and collaborate effectively. Making sure we’re doing so safely — for ourselves and our colleagues, as well for our sources — requires we stay up to date on the latest tools and best practices in digital security.

Read more: https://ijnet.org/en/story/digital-security-dos-and-donts-journalists

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