One of the first steps into investigative journalism is an increased awareness of your digital safety – how to protect yourself, your research material, and your sources from prying eyes. At Dataharvest – EIJC 2022 we have a wide array of digital security sessions that range from advice for the budding investigator to best practices for initiating contact with vulnerable sources, and collaborating securely across borders. You can even book individual consultations to discuss specific problems related to you or your team’s investigation.
As part of this year’s conference we’ve partnered with The Source Protection Programme from the Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Freedom of the Press Foundation. The Source Protection Programme will host the digital safety track by offering a comprehensive series of training sessions as well as making their experts available for individual consultancies with Dataharvest participants.
“The persecution of journalists is evident all over the world. While investigators collaborate across borders and strive for greater impact, threats from security services and law enforcement, authoritarian regimes, litigious corporations and organised crime continue to increase,” said programme manager Jake Charles Rees from the CIJ. “As the climate has worsened, we want to address via quality training the dangers faced by journalists, sources and whistleblowers. We are delighted to be able to partner with Dataharvest to offer our training to reporters who need it.”
In the Dataharvest team, we are very grateful for the help from the programme. It allows us to present a security track that covers the full range of problems to be conscious about in your investigative work.
The sessions on digital safety will all be taught by the trainers Fabio Natali, Paul May and C. Orange. They will also offer individual consultations on digital safety for individuals or teams that would like to discuss the preventive measures.