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Media Development

Open Online Workshop: Digital Safety for Journalists

What tracks do I leave when I'm online? How can I protect myself and my sources? DW Akademie's free workshop "Digital Safety for Journalists" runs December 2 - 6, 2013 and offers answers to these and other questions.

Whether it's the NSA scandal, other digital surveillance operations or hacking attacks it's clear that the digital realm is becoming increasingly risky - especially for journalists.

In response, DW Akademie has put together the first online workshop "Digital Safety for Journalists". It runs from December 2 - 6, 2013 and is open to journalists and others interested in the subject. The workshop is offered in conjunction with Reporters Without Borders and 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?

Six live online seminars (webinars) will be held with 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
• Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security researcher who also analyses Trojans, other viruses and additional digital nasties sent to activists and dissidents
• Hauke Gierow, an Internet expert at Reporters without Borders

Registration is simple.

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.

The workshop can also be followed on twitter at @dw_akademie and #digisafe.

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