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29 June 2023

Source Protection Programme: Collaborating Across Borders

This session will cover a practical mix of data security tips and models for workflows that journalists can use when collaborating across borders. The session will be most useful for participants who already have some of their own digital security practices in place or have basic knowledge of digital security fundamentals.

29 June 2023

Source Protection Programme: Phishing 101

Phishing is a digital attempt by a bad actor (e.g. hackers, data-mining companies) to persuade you to reveal your personal information (e.g. passwords, credit card numbers) often received via email or text message.

29–30 June 2022

InfoSec Clinic

Sort all your information security problems with our InfoSec walk-in clinic. Located in the atrium next to the #CIJSummer registration table, it will help you with your security questions and set up.

29 June 2022

An Introduction to Information Security from the Source Protection Programme

This session provides a general introduction to the broad field of information security. We will be giving some basic definitions, describing a range of the possible risks of using digital technologies, and introducing some of the available strategies and tools to improve your digital security.

21 June 2021

National Security Reporting: Barton Gellman in conversation with Cory Doctorow

(90 mins) 16:30 BST / 11:30 ET Barton Gellman is one of three journalists to have shared the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on Edward Snowden’s revelations on mass surveillance, as part of the programme he talks to author, journalist and activist Cory Doctorow about the national security beat and working with whistleblowers and leaks.

14 June 2021

Private Security Targeting: Igor Ostrovskiy in conversation with John Scott-Railton

(90 mins) 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST As chronicled by Ronan Farrow in Catch and Kill, private investigator Igor Ostrovskiy found himself working freelance for Black Cube, a shady Israeli intelligence company investigating Harvey Weinstein's accusers.

7 June 2021

Protecting sources under repressive regimes with Omar Mohammed (Mosul Eye)

(90 mins) 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST This masterclass is a conversation with Omar Mohammed, author of the Mosul Eye blog which documented life under ISIS rule in Iraq’s second city on how to protect your investigations from the prying eyes of repressive authoritarian regimes.

28 June 2021

Investigative film-making and opsec with Sonia Kennebeck

(90 mins) 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST This masterclass explores how operational and digital security work in the documentary and investigative film-making field. When you need to get on the ground to record footage, or record interviews in person for broadcast, it can add layers of complexity to some elements of source protection.

10 May 2021

Introduction to the Source Protection Programme

(90 mins) 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST This introductory session will feature a welcome from CIJ Director James Harkin and Freedom of the Press Executive Director Trevor Timm, as well as a special discussion between Jessica Bruder and Laura Poitras moderated by James Marcus.

17 May 2021

Borders, conflict and security with Iona Craig

(90 mins) 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST This masterclass from intrepid investigative journalist Iona Craig takes a closer look into Iona's experience reporting from conflict zones like Yemen while protecting sources, fixers and her investigations.