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Fabio Natali

Fabio Natali is a London-based information security advisor, software architect, and consultant. His interests lie at the intersection of technology, ethics, and politics. As an information security consultant, he has worked with and provided support to investigative journalists, activists, and human rights organisations, from the UK and abroad.

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.

Igor Ostrovskiy

Igor Ostrovskiy is an experienced professional investigator with a mindset, skillset, and determination to solve problems to help clients do what they want to do. Igor's professional experience started with undercover investigations in 2007.

Runa Sandvik

Runa Sandvik works on digital security for journalists and other high-risk people. Her work builds upon experience from her time at The New York Times, Freedom of the Press Foundation, and The Tor Project.

Guest Lecturers

Barton Gellman

Barton Gellman, a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist, is a staff writer at The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Century Foundation. In previous assignments he served tours as legal, military, diplomatic, and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post.

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently Radicalized and Walkaway, science fiction for adults, In Real Life, a graphic novel; Information Doesn't Want To Be Free, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and Homeland, a YA sequel to Little Brother.

Iona Craig

Iona Craig is a freelance print and broadcast journalist. Based in Yemen from 2010 to 2015 as The Times (London) Yemen correspondent she regularly returns to the country to cover the ongoing civil war.

James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.

James Marcus

James Marcus is the author of Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot-Com Juggernaut and seven translations from the Italian, including Giacomo Casanova’s The Duel. He is the former editor of Harper’s Magazine and has contributed to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The American Scholar, VQR, the Guardian, The Nation, and Best American Essays.

Jessica Bruder

Jessica Bruder is a journalist who writes about subcultures and social issues. In May of 2013 an unusual package arrived on her doorstep. It turned out to be Ed Snowden's full NSA archive, sent by the leaker himself.

John Scott-Railton

John Scott-Railton is a Senior Researcher at Citizen Lab (at The University of Toronto). His work focuses on technological threats to civil society, including targeted malware operations, cyber militias, and online disinformation.

Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras is a filmmaker and journalist. Her film Citizenfour, the third instalment of her post-9/11 Trilogy, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary, along with awards from the British Academy of Film, Independent Spirit Awards, Director’s Guild of America, and Emmy Awards.

Omar Mohammed

Dr. Omar Mohammed is a historian from Mosul, known until recently only as the anonymous blogger Mosul Eye. Through Mosul Eye, Omar set out to inform the world about life under the Islamic State in his city.

Sonia Kennebeck

Sonia Kennebeck is an independent documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist with more than 15 years of directing and producing experience. She has directed eight television documentaries and more than 50 investigative reports.

Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and legal analyst whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, USA Today, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Harvard Law and Policy Review, and Politico.

Team

Jake Charles Rees

Jake Charles Rees is a curator, lecturer and programme manager. For the CIJ he manages the Source Protection Programme as well as the biannual Logan Symposium, Closed Circuit webtv series and Logan Talks public lecture programme.

Tom Sanderson

Tom Sanderson is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He joined the CIJ in 2014 as Training Coordinator and now oversees all aspects of the CIJ’s training provision and leads on the development of funded projects and initiatives.