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Protect your website and close the door to hackers: digital security advice for journalists


Are you concerned about potential cyber attacks? Was your online news publication recently shut down? Are malicious hackers infecting your website and introducing unwanted ads? Read more »


Brazilian site teaches journalists how to protect sources and personal data from digital attacks

Metadata? Encryption? Backdoor? Tor Browser? VPN? PGP? When it comes to digital security for journalists, the amount of technical terms and acronyms can be scary. But tools to ensure online privacy can be crucial to protecting sources, which is why the site Privacidade para Jornalistas (Privacy for Journalists) has been launched in Brazil. Read more »


Mexican journalists and activists denounce the government for alleged espionage via malware

*Ed. note: This post was updated to include a statement from the Mexican government and to clarify that both The New York Times and Citizen Lab released reports about the alleged espionage. It was also updated to include a note from Citizen Lab concerning the source of the messages.​ Read more »


Journalists around the world need to be educated on digital security tools to confront risky situations, report says

As cyber attacks become more common for journalists and news organizations, more cyber security courses and guidelines for protection will follow. Yet, according to a researcher studying the issue, most journalists are not taking the necessary measures to protect themselves. Read more »


ISOJ 2016: Scholars to present research on topics such as virtual reality, media economics and viral news

Academic research covering a wide spectrum of online journalism — including using virtual worlds to tell stories, omnipresent journalism, the journalistic use of Twitter and journalists’ views on information security — will be presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Digital vulnerability could endanger online media’s private information

Earlier this week, experts discovered a code defect in software used by almost two thirds of the Internet to encrypt private information, which may have endangered personal data from millions of people and access keys to some of the most popular online services, according to website GigaOmThe vulnerability can affect news organizations’ websites as well.  Read more »


Daily News Digest: Land restitution coverage in Colombia leads to threats against journalists

Land restitution coverage leads to threats in Colombia. “A shadowy group that claims to oppose land restitution efforts in Colombia has told eight journalists who cover the issue to leave the northern city of Valledupar or be killed, according to CPJ interviews and news reports.” Read more »


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