The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Source Protection

(90 mins) 18:00 BST & 18:00 EST

In this workshop you will receive training in keeping your sources confidential. We’ll look into how to encrypt not just your communications with a source on both email and mobile, but also how to keep documents, data and other source material encrypted with tools like diskutility, bitlocker and VeraCrypt.

The session will also encompass cross-border work, giving advice and guidance on how to work with colleagues in other national contexts and cross borders yourself while keeping your devices and your data secure where possible, and setting up secondary, burner and travel devices where necessary.

In addition, the class will cover working with metadata and look at how to avoid inadvertently breaching confidentiality through leaking metadata or providing other information that could be used for jigsaw identification.

Harlo Holmes

Harlo Holmes is the Director of Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. She strives to help individual journalists in various media organisations become confident and effective in securing their communications within their newsrooms, with their sources, and with the public at large.
  • 16 June 2021