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Summer Conference Events

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

Talking Sources: How to Find Them and Get Them to Talk

Jane Bradley, an award-winning investigative journalist at The New York Times, has tracked down some of the world's most wanted terrorists, Russian dissidents and spies, human traffickers, shadowy business figures and whistleblowers and convinced them to talk.

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.

29 June 2022

Chris Mullin: Protect Sources!

Chris Mullin, journalist and former MP has won his fight against being forced to hand over material that would identify confidential sources relating to his investigations into the Birmingham Six. He will be joined by the veteran crime journalist Duncan Campbell and Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services at the Guardian to discuss the case and the importance 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.

18 May 2020
, Online

Newsquest (UK wide)

29 August 2019
, Warrington

Newsquest – Warrington Guardian

19 November 2020

The Limits of FOIA

Presentation: Nicholson Baker vs the CIA Nearly a decade ago, while investigating the possibility that the United States had used biological weapons in the Korean War, one of America’s most inventive and challenging novelists Nicholson Baker requested a series of Air Force documents under the provisions of the U.S.

16 November 2020

The New Intermediaries

Autumn 2020: The trials of Rui Pinto in Lisbon and Julian Assange in London, at almost exactly the same time and on similar charges, have made even more pressing the question of how to defend the new intermediaries working in and around investigative journalism to challenge power.