How technology is changing the harassment of journalists — and what newsrooms can do about it

A study of mob censorship of journalists, and how media organizations and platforms are responding.

Taking care with source security when reporting on abortion

What journalists can do to better manage digital security for sources when reporting on abortion.

To protect your sources, protect your address book

Source protection is a paramount concern for journalists in every beat. Platforms like SecureDrop and apps like Signal allow you the ability to securely and privately speak with whistleblowers to break important stories. Beyond protecting the confidentiality of these conversations, however, is the concern for the metadata, or data about data, that identifies who you’ve been talking to.

How secure are journalists’ favorite transcription tools?

Journalistic work often depends on transcription services for creating written logs of recorded audio, from assisting in research to captioning videos to publication of interviews. But uploading audio to a transcription service means giving a copy of that — sometimes sensitive — recording over to a company.

Filmmakers, take action: A new digital security resource and free digital security clinic

Today, we're launching an interactive digital security platform and free clinic for filmmakers.

What journalists should know about detecting and mitigating Pegasus spyware

At Freedom of the Press Foundation, we assist journalists on their digital security habits to help them work more safely and sustainably. So we take it a little personally when …

Journalism’s treacherous relationship with email

In journalistic work, email introduces needless risk. But it's also tough to avoid. We must think through when and how to switch to different channels.

Are you an independent journalist looking for advanced digital security guidance? Apply here for a free eight week course.

Join Freedom of the Press Foundation and Center for Investigative Journalism for a free eight week digital security course.

Our Digital Security Team discusses arrests of U.S. journalists in 2020

Freedom of the Press Foundation recently released a report detailing a record number of arrests throughout 2020 based on comprehensive data gathered by the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a …

Security and privacy tips for journalists in a moment of turbulence

The environment in the U.S. surrounding digital security threats to journalists is evolving. What should journalists do to better protect themselves, sources, and colleagues from escalating digital security threats?

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